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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Mueller

Recipes through the ages Rose among the Heather Chicken in the Heather

Part of History Lessons, Scotland, 1816


One whole chicken, minus giblets

3 fluid ounces (90 ml or under half a cup) light cooking oil

4 fluid ounces (125g or half cup) clear heather honey

Salt and pepper (freshly ground black pepper if you have it)

3 ounces (100g) French mustard

Half teaspoon curry powder (yes, curry powder)

One clove chopped garlic


Place the chicken in an oven-proof casserole dish. Mix all the other ingredients together and pour over the chicken. Cover the dish and cook in a pre-heated oven at 375F/190C/Gas Mark 4 for an hour. Baste the chicken thoroughly with the juices and sauce and return to the oven for another half hour uncovered. The chicken will brown as a result. Serve with boiled or creamed/mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.

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