Slow Roasted Chicken with Garlic, Orange & Apple Cyder Vinegar

A recipe by Amelia Freer
Serves 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 2 - 2.5hrs
I am not sure there is a more comforting dish than a slow-roasted chicken. It is so evocative coming in from chilly walks to the promise of a hearty meal that nourishes both body and soul. It is a little bit of food heaven for me, and I must cook one every week.
Anyway, I stumbled across the idea of a vinegar marinade and really wanted to give it a try. And my goodness does it work well! I almost always buy and cook a whole chicken as it tends to be that bit more cost-effective than buying individual portions, and I’ll always cook the carcass to make a golden chicken stock too. This really makes the best of it all and is now a firm family favourite.

TIP: I’d serve this with mixed steamed greens, crispy potatoes and the shallots and peppers with a little mustard and lots of the pan juices, which make their own easy gravy during cooking.