recipe for Balsamic Roast Chicken has been reproduced
courtesy of Great
the heart of the Great
British Chicken message is a passion for the
importance of buying British chicken as it assures the
consumer of a certain standard whilst supporting UK
produce. Its remit is to educate British consumers about
the benefits of buying British chicken and how to identify
it as such by looking for the Red Tractor and Union
Jack on packs oc chicken or by asking their butcher.
Great British Chicken wants people to be able to make
an informed choice about the chicken they buy.
Chicken is the UK's favourite meat - it accounts for
43% of all the meat we eat in this country. This should
come as no surprise: not only is chicken tasty, versatile
and easy to prepare but it is also higher in protein
and lower in fat than red meat, making it a nutritious,
healthy choice that will tempt the whole family's tastebuds.
legend Sally Gunnell, who still holds the 400m hurdles
world record, is a big fan of British chicken.
an athlete, it was essential to eat lots of fresh, good
quality, nutritious foods and chicken was one of my
staple ingredients. Not only is it lower in fat than
red meat, its also higher in protein which
gives you energy.
not competing anymore apart for fun but
Ive maintained these healthy eating habits throughout
my life and try to feed my husband and three young sons
a balanced, nourishing diet.
a parent, and the daughter of a poultry farmer, Sally
is passionate about knowing where her meat comes from,
and supports local producers wherever possible.
eat chicken at least three times a week, and only British
will do. I ask my butcher, or if I'm in the supermarket
I always look for the Red Tractor and Union Jack. That
way I know the chicken was produced to high standards
and can be traced back to the British farm it cam from."
the web site for further information - Great
chicken . . . buy British
Choose chicken with the Red Tractor and Union Jack on
pack and you'll know it was produced to high standards
and can be traced back to the independently-checked
British farm it came from. Or ask your butcher if it's
for Balsamic Roast Chicken
medium whole British chicken
1 tbsp fresh rosemary
1 large clove of garlic, peeled
pinch of sea salt
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
8 sprigs fresh rosemary
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
to make Balsamic
chop the rosemary and pound with the garlic and salt.
the chicken in a roasting tin and rub the oil all
over chicken. Then rub in the rosemary mixture and
sprinkle with pepper. If time allows cover and refrigerate
for up to 24 hours.
the oven to 220°C / 425°F / gas mark 7.
the chicken for 10 minutes, then turn the oven down
to 190°C / 375°F / gas mark 5 and roast for
20 minutes per 500g plus 10-20 minutes extra.
minutes from end of cooking time, remove the chicken
from the oven and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar.
Return to the oven and allow the skin to crisp.
garnished with rosemary sprigs alongside a selection
4 - 6
with permission of Great