Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Basic roast chicken Recipe - How to make roast chicken

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Ingredients (serves 4)

1.6kg whole chicken
1 lemon, halved
2 teaspoons olive oil 


Preheat oven to 220°C. Lightly grease a roasting pan. Place a wire rack into roasting pan. Trim excess fat from chicken. Discard neck. Rinse chicken (including cavity) under cold running water. Pat-dry with paper towels. Season cavity with salt and pepper.

Gently squeeze the juice from half the lemon over chicken, rubbing juice into skin. Place both lemon halves into chicken cavity. Tie legs together with kitchen string.

Brush both sides of chicken with oil. Season chicken all over with salt and pepper. Place, breast-side up, onto rack in roasting pan. Roast for 1 hour or until juices run clear when chicken thigh is pierced with a skewer. Stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Serve with roast vegetables, if desired.

Super Food Ideas - August 2004, Page 63
Recipe by Annette Forrest

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