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Herby slow-roast chicken

Herby slow-roast chicken

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Plus overnight marinating
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Marinate your bird overnight in bay, rosemary, lemon thyme and sage, then slow-cook for a flavour-packed roast dinner

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal629
fat36g
saturates17g
carbs27g
sugars11g
fibre5g
protein35g
low insalt1g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Roughly bash the garlic cloves and herbs (a rolling pin or meat mallet is good for this), then put in a large food bag or dish with the lemon zest, oil and chicken. Rub everything into the chicken, inside and out. Leave to marinate overnight.

  • STEP 2

    Heat oven to 140C/120C fan/gas 1. Remove the chicken from the fridge 30 mins before you want to cook it. Put the vegetables in a large roasting tin and top with the chicken. Scatter the herbs and garlic from the marinade over, around and inside the bird. Push the 2 lemons inside the chicken too, halving to fit if necessary. Rub the butter all over the skin and season generously.

  • STEP 3

    Pour the wine into the tin with 150ml water, cover tightly with a tent of foil (so it doesn’t touch the top of the bird) and cook for 2 hrs. Remove the foil and continue cooking for 1 hr more, or until the chicken is cooked and the juices run clear. Increase oven to 220C/200C fan/ gas 7 and roast for 25-30 mins more until the skin is really crisp. Lift the chicken from the tin to rest on a plate for 30 mins, covered again with the foil.

  • STEP 4

    Meanwhile, put the roasting tin on the hob and bubble to reduce the cooking juices a little. Add any juices from the rested chicken and season to taste. Serve the bird in the middle of the table to share, alongside the buttery veg.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2013

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Rating: 4 out of 5.3 ratings
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