Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken

Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken


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About this recipe: A whole chicken is rubbed inside and out with dried herbs, then roasted with lemon and olive oil. Simple but very delicious. Serve with potatoes tossed in olive oil and roasted on a separate baking tray with the chicken. Place in the oven about 45 minutes before the end of the roasting time.


Serves: 8 

  • 2 teaspoons ready prepared Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1, 1.7Kg roasting chicken
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. Combine the seasoning, salt, mustard powder, garlic salt and black pepper together in a small bowl Set aside. Rinse the chicken thoroughly, and remove the giblets. Place chicken in a 23x30cm baking dish.
  3. Squeeze the juice of the 2 lemons into a small bowl or cup and mix in the olive oil and the spice mixture. Coat the chicken inside and out with the mixture, and drizzle any remaining mixture over the chicken.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours, or until juices run clear, basting several times with the juices.

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