Gather family and friends around a festive dinner with this succulent honey roast chicken served with roasted baby carrots, turnips, potatoes, and Brussel sprouts. A combination steam grill microwave oven makes it easy to cook this dish to perfection.
Place the butter in a bowl. Grate the zest of 1 lemon and add to the butter, then add the juice from the lemon, salt and pepper, garlic, a drizzle of olive oil, fresh chopped thyme and Italian parsley. Mix well.
Prepare the chicken. Season the cavity with salt and pepper, then stuff with apple, onion, lemon and 2 bay leaves. Lift the skin from the chicken breast and stuff the seasoned butter between the skin and the meat. Drizzle the chicken with olive oil.
To roast the chicken in the microwave oven, press COMBINATION setting 3 times. Turn the dial and set the cooking time to 75 minutes. Press START/SET to begin cooking. Baste the chicken with its own juice every 15 minutes. At 45 minutes into the cooking time, add the vegetables.
After adding the vegetables, brush the honey glaze onto the chicken and continue glazing every 5 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked. Arrange the roasted chicken and festive baby vegetables on a serving platter.