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Christmas spiced roast chicken

  • Gluten Free Diet

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Christmas spiced roast chicken


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (356° F) set to fan.
  • Put inside the chicken some of the salt and the 2 orange pieces.
  • In a pan, melt the butter over low heat, add all the remaining ingredients inside (apart from the water), and mix well.
  • Place the chicken on a baking pan with the chicken breast facing down, and brush it with some of the scented butter.
  • Cover it with aluminum foil and roast it for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the baking pan from the oven, and with a carving fork, carefully flip the chicken over, so that its breast is facing up.
  • Add the water to the baking pan.
  • Brush it again with the butter, and roast for one more hour. During this time, brush with the butter as many times as you can.
  • Take the baking pan out of the oven, cover it with aluminum foil, and let the chicken rest for 20 minutes.

To serve

  • Cut the orange in half and then, into slices.
  • Heat a pan and sauté the slices, until golden.
  • Take them out of the pan and set them on a plate to cool a little.
  • Put the salad along with the orange slices onto a platter, add the juice from the baking pan, and mix.
  • Place the chicken on top, and garnish with the pomegranate seeds.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
13 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
8 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
13 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
2 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
7 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
90 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
0 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
22 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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