You will need:
– 1.8-2kg Free-range chicken – 1 large knob butter
– zest of 1 lemon, grated – 4 tbsp honey – 1 tbsp thyme
Preheat your oven to 180 celcius / Gas Mark 6. Rub the chicken with butter, season and roast for 40-50 minutes.
Remove from the oven and pour the juices into a bowl and mix with the zest, thyme & honey and pour over the chicken.
Baste every 5 minutes as the chicken roasts for a further 20-30 minutes.
Rest for 15 minutes before serving, and heat the honey juices to pour over as you do.