Easter Spring Chicken

You’ll Need:

# 1 x 3lb (1.36kg) roasting chicken
# 3oz butter
# 1/4 tsp. garlic granules
# 4 rashers rindless streaky bacon
# one and a half tsp. Italian seasoning

Procedures : # Preheat oven to 375F, Gas Mark 5, 190C
# Blend together the seasoning, garlic granules and softened butter
# Carefully lift the skin on the chicken breast with a sharp knife and spread half the butter mixture underneath
# Prick the thighs and breast flesh with a fork and rub in a little of the butter mixture and place the remaining mixture inside the bird
# Place the chicken in a roasting tin and cover the breast with bacon rashers
# Cover with foil and cook for one and a half to two hours, or until tender, basting frequently
# 15 minutes before the end of cooking time remove the foil and brown the baco

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