Christmas spice-and-orange chicken

Prep time
25min
Cook time
60min
Serves
4

Celebrate Christmas with a classic combination of spices, orange and succulent chicken.

Ingredients:

Chicken:

4 chicken thighs

15ml olive oil

30ml orange juice

5ml orange zest

7.5ml honey

2.5ml dried thyme

2.5ml ground cinnamon

1.25ml ground star anise

1.25ml ground cloves

salt and pepper

Pumpkin:

1kg pumpkin

15ml olive oil

5ml cinnamon

2.5ml dried thyme

salt and pepper

Method:

Chicken:

- Preheat the oven to 180°C.

- Place the chicken pieces on a roasting tray.

- In a bowl, whisk the oil, orange juice and zest, honey, thyme, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and seasoning together. Pour the mixture over the chicken and massage it into the skin.

- Place the chicken in the oven and roast for 1 hour.

Pumpkin:

- Slice the pumpkin into even-sized wedges and place on a roasting tray.

- Mix the oil, cinnamon, thyme, salt and pepper together, and toss through the pumpkin.

- Roast the pumpkin for 40-50 minutes, until caramelised and cooked through.

To serve:

- Serve the chicken in a dish with the pumpkin on the side. Garnish with fresh thyme.