Simple Homemade Christmas Roast Chicken
Servings
6people
Servings
6people
Ingredients
  • 1 whole chickenapprox 3.5 – 4kg
  • 4tbsp butter
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
Instructions
  1. Zest the lemon and crush all of the garlic cloves from the head of garlic. Mix these together with the butter, lemon zest, paprika, rosemary and a good pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Slide your hand between the skin and flesh of the bird and rub some of the butter mixture under the skin. Then rub the butter all over the breasts, legs and wings, as well as inside the cavity. Season well. Cut the lemon into quarters and pop into the cavity and then bind the legs with kitchen string. Tuck the wings into the leg joints.
  3. Heat the oven to 180C. Cook chicken in a casserole dish, breast side up, for 60-80 minutes or until the juices run clear when you cut into the thigh.
  4. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving.
Recipe Notes

Recipe serves 6 at approximately 200 calories per serve

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Simple Homemade Christmas Roast Chicken
Christmas Roast Chicken
Course Main Dish
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken approx 3.5 - 4kg
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
Course Main Dish
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken approx 3.5 - 4kg
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
Christmas Roast Chicken
Instructions
  1. Zest the lemon and crush all of the garlic cloves from the head of garlic. Mix these together with the butter, lemon zest, paprika, rosemary and a good pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Slide your hand between the skin and flesh of the bird and rub some of the butter mixture under the skin. Then rub the butter all over the breasts, legs and wings, as well as inside the cavity. Season well. Cut the lemon into quarters and pop into the cavity and then bind the legs with kitchen string. Tuck the wings into the leg joints.
  3. Heat the oven to 180C. Cook chicken in a casserole dish, breast side up, for 60-80 minutes or until the juices run clear when you cut into the thigh.
  4. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving.
Recipe Notes

Recipe serves 6 at approximately 200 calories per serve