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Perfect Roast Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon & Garlic

This deliciously succulent roast chicken is flavoured with rosemary, lemon and garlic. Rub the skin with butter and salt to get it extra crispy!

This deliciously succulent roast chicken is flavoured with rosemary, lemon and garlic. Rub the skin with butter and salt to get it extra crispy!

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This deliciously succulent roast chicken is flavoured with rosemary, lemon and garlic. Rub the skin with butter and salt to get it extra crispy!

Who doesn’t love a good roast chicken?

Will and I have a lot of chickens because the shop down the road seems to always have them reduced so we pretty much have a permanent supply of chickens in our freezer. It’s great.

This deliciously succulent roast chicken is flavoured with rosemary, lemon and garlic. Rub the skin with butter and salt to get it extra crispy!

Leftover roast chicken is a wonderful thing too.

A roast chicken we cook for the two of us on a Sunday night can last us the next two or three days for dinners and you can make amazing things like these chipotle chicken quesadillas or these chicken mini pizzas or even these chicken chilli nachos.

This deliciously succulent roast chicken is flavoured with rosemary, lemon and garlic. Rub the skin with butter and salt to get it extra crispy!

There are many ways to roast a chicken and we have tried loads of different methods. This is the best way we’ve found.

It’s so full of flavour and the meat is so moist (yeah yeah I know, everyone hates that word but I happen to think it’s perfectly acceptable when you’re talking about food).

Also it tastes really delicious without flavouring the meat so much that you can’t use the leftovers for other things. Basically garlic goes with everything worth eating so it’s all good.

This deliciously succulent roast chicken is flavoured with rosemary, lemon and garlic. Rub the skin with butter and salt to get it extra crispy!

Just look at that skin! So crispy and brown and salty and and and just so freaking good. We served this chicken with the most insane roasted garlic mash which is coming to the blog very soon so keep an eye out for those too!

Want more? Get all my other chicken recipes before you go.

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If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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This deliciously succulent roast chicken is flavoured with rosemary, lemon and garlic. Rub the skin with butter and salt to get it extra crispy!
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Perfect Roast Chicken with Lemon, Rosemary & Garlic

This deliciously succulent roast chicken is flavoured with rosemary, lemon and garlic. Rub the skin with butter and salt to get it extra crispy!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Traditional
Keyword comfort food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 418 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 1.7 kg Chicken
  • Bunch Fresh Rosemary leaves picked
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 100 g Butter unsalted
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Pat dry your chicken and place in a roasting tin. Place the garlic and half a lemon into the cavity of the chicken. Gently pull the skin away from the top of the chicken and place a handful of rosemary leaves underneath the skin along with a couple of slices of butter. Rub the rest of the butter into the skin of the chicken making sure to get it into all the nooks and crannies. Sprinkle salt all over the chicken, be generous. 

  2. Place the chicken into the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Then turn down the oven to 160°C and cook for another 70 minutes. Once the time is up make a cut into the chicken and make sure the juices run clear. Leave to rest for 10 minutes under a sheet of foil before carving.

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Nutrition Facts
Perfect Roast Chicken with Lemon, Rosemary & Garlic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Potassium 279mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 12.1%
Vitamin C 9.4%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 7.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
    04/09/2017 at 12:10 PM

    OH YES!!!!
    That crispy skin is calling my name.
    I want to reach in to the screen and rip it off.
    Chicken skin is my favourite bit of the whole roast chicken and yours looks fabulous!

  • Reply
    Monica | Nourish & Fete
    04/09/2017 at 12:14 PM

    What a perfect way to cook a whole chicken – and this combo of herbs is to die for! I can only imagine how wonderful your house smells while it’s roasting. 🙂

  • Reply
    Julia
    04/09/2017 at 12:42 PM

    Mmmm, I have never tried using rosemary and lemon when roasting a chicken but will do next time! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply
    Helene D'Souza
    04/09/2017 at 2:17 PM

    Now that’s quite a different recipe. I love whole baked chicken and I grew up with that Sunday food served with clove infused rice. We add olive oil, instead of butter, and thyme too. I am curious about the addition of lemon flavors. Looks delicious!

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