Sticky malt vinegar roast chicken

Cooked chicken pieces on a plate topped with red onion and thyme.
Irresistibly flavourful and sticky chicken dinner recipe. A must to try.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
marinating time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine New Zealand
Servings 4 people



  • In a large bowl, mix sugar and malt vinegar until the sugar dissolves. Add thyme and the chicken pieces. Cover the bowl & leave to marinade for 1 hour. Slice the onions into wedges,
  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
  • Arrange the chicken pieces and onion on a large baking tray. Pour all the marinading liquid over the chicken. Drizzle oil.
  • Place the tray in the oven and cook for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the chicken from the oven and, using a spoon, baste it with the cooking juices. Then return the chicken to the oven to cook for a further 15 minutes.
  • Whisk the juices from the pan together and pour over the chicken.
  • Serve with roasted potatoes or home cut chips.
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