Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat to 425
  • Remove all stuff inside the chicken, rinse chicken and pat dry. Place chicken in a roasting pan. Turn chicken over and squeeze a 1/2 lemon over the chicken and liberally salt and pepper it. Turn chicken over and tuck wing tips under the body of the chicken. Stuff the cavity with a bunch of thyme, 1 lemon (cut) , all the garlic (slice the top of the whole bulb, just exposing the tips of the garlic) and onion (quartered) . Squeeze the other 1/2 of the lemon over the top of the chicken and liberally salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with kitchen string. Take the remaining 5 sprigs of thyme and pull off the leaves and sprinkle on top of the chicken. Lightly spray the top of the chicken with olive oil.
  • Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 hours, or til the juices run clear when cut between the thigh and leg. Cover the chicken with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes for resting period. (this is the time to tell all the kids to wash hands and toss a quick salad and plate the sides. Slice chicken and serve and listen to everyone tell you what a wonderful cook you are.

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  • bilalmasood1971 4 years ago
    I made a variation of your recipe. I rubbed the chicken with a lot of dried herbs and chillies and roasted them on a bed of dried apricots, carrots, courgettes and eggplant. I also made a parsley and scallion feta cheese spread to go with it. The saltiness of the cheese goes very well with the chicken.
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  • lagoulue 4 years ago
    This is just perfect! I adjusted quantities and cooking time for a smaller chicken, and it turned out delicious. I am going to be making this a lot this winter, thanks very much.
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    " It was excellent "
    familychef ate it and said...
    Absolutely delightful. All our favourite flavours and smells. Keep it simple is the only way to go. Thanks so much.
    UPDATE: Made this recipe tonight for dinner and it was "to die for". My husband and I had never tasted such a delicious chicken. Followed recipe to a "T". Multiple 5's from all.
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  • borius 6 years ago
    This looks fantastic! Roast chicken is one on me faves!
    Mark
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