Speedy Roast Chicken

Speedy Roast Chicken


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About this recipe: A well-seasoned chicken is cooked at a high heat for a speedy roast that leaves the bird moist and flavourful.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Preheat oven to 230 C.
  2. Rinse chicken thoroughly inside and out under cold running water. Pat dry with kitchen towel
  3. Put chicken into a small roasting pan. Rub with olive oil. Mix the spices together and rub into the chicken skin.
  4. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 200 C and continue roasting for 40 minutes, to a minimum internal temperature of 85 C, or until the juices run clear. Remove from oven and set aside for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

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