This is a quick, delicious weekday recipe that looks and tastes wonderful without taking up a lot of your time !
2 chopped apples with skin on
2 oranges chopped into segments with skin on
2 cloves garlic
Salt and Pepper
Fresh Pink peppercorns (optional)
To reduce cooking time when i am in a hurry, I ask my butcher to half the chicken lengthwise and lay them out in a way that looks very attractive. If i am having guests and cooking for large numbers i lay two or three chickens near each other on a baking tray and you can still produce a healthy and home cooked meal in under an hour.
Lay chicken halves near each other on a lightly oiled tin on a bed of chopped apples, oranges with skin on, onions, garlic and fresh sage. Garnish with a slice of orange and sage. Drizzle with olive oil, salt pepper and fresh pink peppercorns if you have any.
Cook in a hot oven as required. in my family, we like our chicken to have a crisp skin but you can adjust cooking time according to your preference.
Garnish with more fresh sage and pink peppercorns before serving and you can take the whole roasting tray on the dinner table as it is.
Serve with freshly steamed vegetables.
This will also make an effortless Sunday lunch !