Has the trifle all gone yet? Twiglets? Cheese shape thingies? What about the ham? Or the Quality Street? Phew. Thank goodness for that.
If you need something a little simpler. Easy to eat, easy to prepare and not in any way slathered in cream, chocolate or brandy then look no further.
2 minute marinade
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 4 tbsp French mustard
- 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tbsp oil (I used groundnut)
Mix all the ingredients together and slather all over chicken thighs, breasts, legs or all of the above. Leave for 2 minutes then bake in the oven at 190°C/Gas mark 5 for 50 minutes or until the skin is crispy and the juices run clear from the thickest part of the chicken.
I serve with lots of buttered peas and a jacket potato for the antidote to Christmassy rich food.