Rosie's roast chicken

Rosie's roast chicken

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 1 hr, 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4 with leftovers

There's nothing nicer than roast chicken. Perfect for Sunday lunch or an evening meal, this quick-to-prepare recipe pairs well with a fresh salsa verde

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal421
  • fat29g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein38g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 1 organic, free-range chicken, about 1.8kg
    Chicken

    Chicken

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  • ½ onion
    Onion

    Onion

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  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • small bunch tarragon
    Tarragon

    Tarragon

    ta-ra-gon

    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…

  • 40g unsalted butter
    Butter

    Butter

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Method

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

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