Put 2 chicken breasts, skin side up in a small baking dish and season.

Zest half the orange, ensuring that there is no pith added. Then squeeze the orange into a bowl and stir in the maple syrup. Spoon the mixture over the chicken, then tuck the squeezed-out half of orange between the pieces (this will moisten and add flavour to the chicken).

Roast the chicken breasts in a baking dish, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes in a preheated oven (190C/gas 5/fan oven 170C). Cook until done and richly glazed, basting with the juices at least twice. To check if they are done, prod the chicken with your finger - if it's still a bit soft, give it a bit longer.

Serve with salad and potatoes roasted with herbs.


2 chicken breasts

half a orange, zest and juice

1 tbsp maple syrup

Maple Roasted chicken breast

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