Chicken and peaches are sweetened by honey and lavender then baked until done.
3Tablespoonsolive oil, divided
about 4 pounds of bone-in chicken pieces
3Tablespoonswhite balsamic vinegar, divided
1/4cuplavender honeyor regular honey, divided
5small slightly under-ripe peaches
8sprigs of fresh lavender
Preheat the oven to 375F.
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a skillet while seasoning the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Brown the chicken well on each side, then remove to a baking dish that will hold the chicken and peaches snugly in a single layer.
Pour the excess oil off but don't wipe the pan out. Pour the wine in and stir to get up any stuck bits. Let this simmer while you stir until the wine is reduced to about 1/2 cup. Turn the heat off and stir in 1 1/2 Tablespoons each of honey and vinegar, then pour this over the chicken.
Cut the peaches in half and remove the pit, then cut each half in half again. I had one huge peach so cut it in eighths. Put the peach pieces in between chicken pieces, salt and pepper them and brush each slice of peach with some olive oil.
Mix together the remaining balsamic vinegar (1 1/2 Tablespoons) and honey (2 1/2 Tablespoons), then drizzle this over the peaches and chicken.
Take the flowers off some of the lavender and sprinkle around. Lay the rest of the lavender sprigs on top of the chicken. (If you've used lavender honey, don't go too heavy on the lavender. )
Bake until the chicken is done, about 40 minutes.
Roast Chicken with Peaches, Honey and Lavender https://cheapcooking.com/roast-chicken-peaches-honey-lavender/ October 5, 2015