Roasted Chimera with Honey Glaze and Roasted Vegetables

Alder Brightwood had come to Neverwinter to investigate rumors of a cult that had been sacrificing innocent people in the nearby forest. He had been traveling for days and was in need of a hot meal and a good night’s rest.

Roasted chicken with vegetables in a vintage bowl.

As he entered The Burly Earl, he spotted a familiar face among the patrons. It was an old friend from his days at the Cathedral of Helm, a dwarf named Gorn Ironheart. Alder made his way over to Gorn’s table, and they greeted each other warmly.

“Good to see you, my friend,” Gorn said with a broad grin. “What brings you to Neverwinter?”

Alder explained his mission to Gorn, and the dwarf nodded gravely. “I’ve heard whispers of something dark and sinister lurking in these parts. You’ll need your strength if you’re going to root it out.”

The serving woman approached their table, and Alder asked for a recommendation.

“Well, we’ve got a special dish tonight,” the serving woman said. “It’s a roasted chimera with honey glaze and roasted vegetables. It’s one of our favorites.”

Alder’s mouth watered at the mention of the dish, and he nodded his approval.

The serving woman returned a few minutes later with a plate of roasted chimera that looked and smelled heavenly. The meat was tender and juicy, and the honey glaze gave it a sweet, smoky flavor that was out of this world. The roasted vegetables were perfectly cooked, with a crispy exterior and a soft, flavorful interior.

As they ate, Alder and Gorn caught up on old times, swapping stories and sharing memories. It felt good to be among friends, and Alder felt a sense of comfort and camaraderie that he had been missing on his lonely journey.

After the meal, Alder retired to his room at The Burly Earl, feeling full and content. As he drifted off to sleep, he couldn’t help but feel grateful for the simple pleasures that the tavern had provided him.

Roasted Chimera with Honey Glaze Recipe

Indulge in a delicious roasted chimera with honey glaze recipe, as enjoyed by Alder Brightwood in Neverwinter. A savory D&D-inspired meal to savor!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, roasted vegetables
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Resting time 15 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken around 4 lbs.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 4-5 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 3-4 potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, salt, and black pepper.
  • Rub the mixture all over the chicken, making sure to get it on all sides, and inside the cavity.
  • Place the chicken in a large roasting pan and arrange the carrots, potatoes, and onion around it.
  • Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the chicken reads 165°F (74°C) using a meat thermometer.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar.
  • Brush the honey glaze over the chicken during the last 15-20 minutes of roasting.
  • Let the chicken rest for 10-15 minutes before carving and serving with the roasted root vegetables.
  • Optional step: For added flavor, mix the leftover glaze with the pan drippings and heat on the stove for a few minutes until it thickens into a sauce. Drizzle the sauce over the sliced chicken before serving.

Character Information

Alder Brightwood – Male Human Paladin

Alder-Brightwood

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Alder Brightwood
Medium humanoid (human), lawful good
Armor Class 12
Hit Points 33 (6d10)
Speed 30 ft.
STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16 (+3) 12 (+1) 12 (+1) 10 (+0) 13 (+1) 16 (+3)
Saving Throws DEX +3, WIS +4
Skills Perception +4
Damage Immunities N/A
Condition Immunities N/A
Senses Passive Perception 14
Languages Common
Challenge 2 (450 XP)
Divine Sense. The Paladin can sense the presence of any celestial, fiend, or undead within 60 feet of them that is not behind total cover. They can use this feature a number of times equal to half their Paladin level, rounded down.
Lay on Hands. The Paladin has a pool of healing power that can restore a total of 15 hit points. They can use this feature to heal themselves or other creatures by touch. They have 5 uses and regain expended uses upon completing a long rest.
Divine Smite. The Paladin can expend a spell slot to deal radiant damage to a target in addition to their weapon’s damage. The extra damage is based on the level of the spell slot used.
Spellcasting. Alder Brightwood is a 7th level paladin with spellcasting ability Charisma (spell save DC 13, +5 to hit with spell attacks). He has the following paladin spells prepared:
1st level (4 slots): shield of faith, wrathful smite, bless
2nd level (2 slots): branding smite, magic weapon
3rd level (2 slots): dispel magic, crusader’s mantle
Actions
Radiant Smite. Alder Brightwood imbues his longsword with radiant energy and makes a melee attack. On a hit, the target takes 10 (2d6 + 3) slashing damage and suffers Radiant Burn. At the start of each of its turns, the target takes an additional 5 (1d10) radiant damage. The target can make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw, ending the effect on a success. While affected by Radiant Burn, the target emits a radiant light within a 10-foot radius and has disadvantage on Dexterity saving throws.
Blinding Smite. Alder Brightwood channels divine energy into his weapon, then strikes a creature with a blinding blow. The target must make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or be blinded until the end of their next turn. On a failed save, the target also takes 10 (2d6 + 3) radiant damage. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on a success.

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