Thursday, 10 January 2008

Simple roast chicken

This easy recipe for roast chicken from Bill Granger is delicious served with vegetables or as I did with salad & crusty bread!

1 x 1.6 kg (3 Ib 8 oz) chicken
freshly ground black pepper handful fresh herbs (such as oregano, thyme or tarragon)
2 garlic cloves, bruised
2 lemons, halved
sea salt

Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F/Gas 7). Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Season well with salt and pepper. Put the herbs, garlic and two lemon halves in the chicken cavity and tie the legs together with kitchen string. Put the chicken in a roasting tin with the other lemon halves and roast for 20 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 200°C (400°F/Gas 6) and cook for 50 minutes, or until the juices run clear when you prick the thickest part of the thigh. Leave to rest for 10 minutes before carving. Serve the chicken with its pan juices, the roast lemon halves and some fresh herbs. Serves 4


Happy cook said...

I love roast chicken.

Cooking and the City said...

thank you Happy Cook :-)

Superchef said...

thats a very nice blog u have...would love to try some of ur muffins :)

Rosie said...

You can't beat a roast chicken and your recipe here is much the same as I'd do mine!! I bet the family really enjoyed this!! Who got the wish bone?? LOL

Rosie x

Jennyfer said...

Thanks for the comments! I'd be interested to hear about this link exchange. How does that work?

Cooking and the City said...

thanks for visiting Superchef, Rosie & Jennyfer. LOL Rosie I think OH got the wishbone from memory ;)


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