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Mexican Roast Chicken

A Mexican take on a classic dish, and it’s all the better for it.

We mixed our Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste with butter and spread it all over a chicken.

We then roasted it on a bed of lovely vegetables and finished it with chunks of fresh lime and coriander leaves. Simply awesome!

If you’ve got leftovers, you should give these chicken recipes and ideas a go.

  • Prep time

    25 mins

  • Cook time

    1 hour 20 mins

  • Total time

    1 hour 45 mins

  • Ideal for

    Dinner

  • Make it

    Mexican

  • Serves

    4

How to make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F, Gas 6).
  2. Mix the butter with the Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste.
  3. Put the potatoes, onions, garlic and peppers into a large ovenproof dish and add the olive oil, dried oregano and a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Using your fingers, carefully open up the gap between the breasts and the skin to make 2 little pockets.
  5. Put half the spicy butter into the pockets, rubbing the remaining butter all over the outside of the chicken. Season well with salt and pepper.
  6. Place chicken on top of the vegetables. Put in the oven and reduce the heat to 200°C (400°F, Gas 6).
  7. Cook for 1 hour 20 minutes by which point it should be golden brown (this will vary depending on the size of the
  8. chicken). Once cooked, transfer to a plate, cover in foil and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
  9. Make sure vegetables are cooked through by testing a large piece of potato. Return to the oven if not ready.
  10. When the vegetables are tender, scatter the limes amongst them, then sprinkle with plenty of coriander. Put the chicken on top of the vegetables and serve.

 Chef’s tip
Baste the chicken as it cooks with the butter and occasionally mix up the vegetables surrounding it to ensure even cooking.

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