Chicken in the Heather

serves 4 to 6

Here is a simple recipe using clear heather honey and other flavours to create a tasty roast chicken dish. While heather honey is the best, other clear honey will suffice.

One whole chicken, minus giblets
3 fluid ounces (90ml or under half a cup) light cooking oil
4 fluid ounces (125g or half cup) clear heather honey
Salt and pepper (freshly ground black pepper if you have it)
3 ounces (100g) French mustard
Half teaspoon curry powder (yes, curry powder)
One clove chopped garlic
Place the chicken in an oven-proof casserole dish. Mix all the other ingredients together and pour over the chicken. Cover the dish and cook in a pre-heated oven at 375F/190C/Gas Mark 4 for an hour. Baste the chicken thoroughly with the juices and sauce and return to the oven for another half hour uncovered. The chicken will brown as a result. Serve with boiled or creamed/mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.