A bevvy of spices, couscous, apricots and honey combine to flavour and colour the chicken and homemade stuffing in this tasty roast recipe.
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Meanwhile, heat 2 tsp oil in a small frying pan. Add the spring onion and cook, stirring, for 2 mins. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl. Add apricot, pistachio, mint, coriander, 1 tbs lemon juice and couscous. Add egg, season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Using your fingers, gently separate the skin from the breast of the chicken to form two pockets. Carefully spoon the stuffing under the skin, pushing it evenly over the entire breast. Tie chicken legs with kitchen string and place in a roasting pan.
You will need unwaxed kitchen string for this recipe.