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Ever since I tried my hand at roasting my own chicken, quite late in life I might add, I have been doing the same thing. Smotherin the bird in lemon, butter and garlic.

Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with lemon, garlic and butter ona roast chicken and it’s a delicious, indulgent roast of the best kind BUT I was after something a little lighter on the calories with just as much or even more flavour

I looked around at different options amd in my usual style, gathered some ideas from a few different sources, checked what I had available in my kitchen and then followed my heart.

This is a super easy recipe which can be sinply tweaked according to your personal tastes

Herby roast chicken

This simple but delicious roast chicken recipe will hit all the right spots
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6 people
Calories 554 kcal


  • stove
  • roasting pan
  • knife
  • small bowl or cup


  • 1 whole Chicken skin on
  • 1 whole lemon cut in half
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tsp mixed herbs fresh
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
  • Pat the chicken dry
  • Put half the lemon in the chicken cavity
  • Squeeze the juice if the other half into a bowl, mix in the other ingredients
  • Rub the mixture all over the chicken, allowing some to go into the cavity
  • Place in the oven, breast plate down for 20min x 500g + 20min more
  • Remove from the oven and tent with tinfoil allowing it to rest for 10min
  • Serve with your choice of veg and starch
Keyword chicken, easy, herbs, roast, simple
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