Free-range Corn-fed Chicken from my Granny

Ingredients for 4 persons

  • 1 free-range corn-fed chicken
  • A few branches of hay
  • 50 g butter
  • 50 cl white base

For lacquering

  • 5 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of curry
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper

Mini vegetables for the garnish

  • 12 carrots
  • 12 beets
  • 12 turnips


Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

Make the “lacquer”: in a saucepan, boil the honey, the paprika, the curry, the pepper and the salt.

Brush the poultry with the lukewarm lacquer. Put a few sprigs of hay inside the chicken. Glaze the turnips, carrots and beets in butter and white base. Cook the chicken for 50 minutes at 180 °C, basting it regularly.

Enjoy your meal!

Free-range Corn-fed Chicken from my Granny

Frédéric Metzger, Restaurant Erckmann-Chatrian à Phalsbourg