Classic Roast Chicken

When you think of the perfect roast chicken, you’re probably reminded of flavours like rosemary, lemon & garlic. For me at least, those are the perfect classic flavours for chicken… You can never go wrong – trust me.
So here it is – classic roast chicken with rosemary, garlic & lemon:

You will need:
1 large whole chicken
2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
1 small sprig of rosemary
Course sea salt
1 lemon
Olive oil

Halve the lemon and use the juice of one half for the ‘marinade’. Place the other half of the lemon inside the chicken.
In a mortar and pestle, combine the garlic, rosemary and salt – grind to a smoothish paste and add olive oil & lemon juice.
Rub the chicken with this and give it a sprinkle of ground black pepper. Let it sit for a while before cooking.

Roast the chicken in an oven dish, in a pre-heated oven of 180C for about an hour or until the chicken is cooked.
I always turn the chicken over, halfway through, just to ensure it gets a nice golden colour all-over. {Like an even tan!}

Once the chicken is cooked {juices should run clear}, let it ‘rest’ for a bit before carving.

Enjoy with any scrumptious salad or a few yummy roasted sweet potatoes. X

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