Bsked Chicken and Jersey Royals
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Roast Chicken and Jersey Royals with Lemon, Golden Raisins and Pine nuts

If you cannot get hold of Jersey Royals you can use any firm early new potatoes Cornish are an idea substitute. If you don't like chicken drumsticks just substitute four extra thighs. This recipe is Gluten Free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Chicken, Jersey Royals
Servings: 4 people
Author: Christian Gott


  • 6 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 4 Chicken Thighs
  • 750 gram Jersey Royals washed and halved
  • 50 gram Pine Nuts
  • 50 gram Golden Raisins
  • 1 Lemon sliced
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 4 cloves Garlic peeled and crushed
  • A generous sprig of fresh Thyme
  • 2 tablespoon quality Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons runny Honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground Coriander
  • A generous pinch of Saffron
  • Jersey Sea Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper


  • Heat your oven to 375 F / 190 C / Gas Mark 5.
  • Place the potatoes in a large ovenproof dish and drizzle with the oil and season generously. Cover the dish with foil and place in the oven for twenty minutes.
  • Meanwhile, dissolve the honey in two hundred millilitres of freshly boiled water and stir in the garlic, saffron, coriander and lemon juice.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven and carefully take off the foil. Add the chicken pieces and thyme, pour over the honey mixture and season again.
  • Return to the oven and roast for another twenty minutes before removing from the oven and basting the chicken in any juices. Add the lemon slices, raisins and pine nuts.
  • Cook in the oven for another twenty to twenty-five minutes until the chicken is cooked right through and the skin is crisp. The potatoes should also be cooked through.
  • Place the dish on a heat resistant stand in the middle of the table for everyone to share.


What to Drink? This dish will pair well with dry, German-style Riesling wines or hoppy Continental-style Pilsner lagers and IPA beers.
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This recipe contains Pine nuts.
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