- 1 organic, free-range chicken, about 1.8kg
Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…
- ½ onion
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- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 thyme sprigs
- small bunch tarragon
A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…
- 40g unsalted butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Pat your chicken with kitchen paper, then fill the cavity with all the ingredients, saving a little butter to spread over the thighs and breast. Season well.
Roast for 1 hr 20 mins , until the leg is wobbly when pulled from the body and the juices run clear, basting every 20 mins or so with the juices. Remove from the oven and allow to rest while you make the sides. Leave the fat and juices in the roasting tin for the potatoes.