Whole chicken with orange-maple glaze and baked sesame broccoli
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tamari or soy sauce
toasted sesame oil
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 180 ºC (350 ºF).
Rinse and pat chicken dry. Lay it breast side up on a cutting board and cut down the middle for 2 chicken halves.
Spread chopped onions over bottom of a 33 x 23-cm (13 x 9-in.) pan and place chicken halves on top, skin side up.
In a bowl, mix remaining chicken ingredients. Pour sauce over chicken and roast for 1 hour 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 82 ºC (180 ºF). Baste chicken a few times while it cooks.
While chicken cooks, mix all sesame broccoli ingredients in a large bowl. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes for crispy broccoli, or a little longer for more tender broccoli (20 minutes).
When ready to serve, cut chicken halves into quarters. Pour orange and maple sauce over chicken and serve with sesame broccoli and basmati rice.