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Mango, Lime and Ginger Roast Chicken

This recipe for Mango, Lime and Ginger Roast Chicken has been reproduced courtesy of Great British Chicken

At 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.

Sally Gunnell and familySporting legend Sally Gunnell, who still holds the 400m hurdles world record, is a big fan of British chicken.

“As 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, it’s also higher in protein – which gives you energy.

“I’m not competing anymore – apart for fun – but I’ve maintained these healthy eating habits throughout my life and try to feed my husband and three young sons a balanced, nourishing diet.”

As 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.

“We 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."

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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 British.

This dish is quick and versatile - you can mix and match the vegetables with whatever you have in the house. The mango gives the stir-fry a fresh, exotic twist.

Ingredients for Mango, Lime and Ginger Roast Chicken

1 medium whole British chicken
5 limes
1 mango, peeled and cut into chunks
5cm fresh ginger, peeled
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and black pepper
3 lemon grass, halved

How to make Mango, Lime and Ginger Roast Chicken

  • Mango, Lime and Ginger Roast ChickenPreheat oven to 190C / 375F / gas mark 5.
  • Place the zest and juice of 1 lime in a processor with the mango, 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger, honey and oil. Process slightly, leaving a few chunks.
  • Season the chicken inside and out with salt and pepper, to taste. Pierce 2 limes and place in chicken cavity. Place chicken in roasting tin.
  • Halve remaining limes and add to roasting tin with the remaining piece of ginger and the lemon grass.
  • Roast for 20 minutes per 500g plus 10 - 20 minutes extra. After 20 minutes, baste the chicken with pan juices and generously spoon over the mango glaze. Continue to roast, basting and glazing every 15 minutes. Cover with foil if chicken starts to burn. The juices should run clear when the chicken is pierced. If not, cook further.
  • Serve the chicken surrounded by the charred lime and lemon grass and ginger with a selection of stir fried vegetables.

Serves 4 - 6

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