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Easy Lemon Roast Chicken

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I tried this recipe out and I like it.It's easy and it isn't fussy.Side dishes for this can be a nice fresh salad, veggies or potato wedges.


Serves: 4.

  • 1 large chicken (about 1.5 - 2kg)
  • 3 large lemons
  • fresh lemon thyme
  • fresh parsley
  • spring onions
  • herbs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • olive oil (to glaze)
  • 250 millilitres water


Easy Lemon Roast Chicken is a community recipe submitted by ChrisRSA and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C.
  2. Line a roasting dish.
  3. Take out the giblets from the chicken and rinse the chicken under cold water.
  4. Cut the lemon into wedges.
  5. Chop up all the fresh herbs.
  6. Place the lemon and the herbs inside the chicken.
  7. Tie the chicken's legs together.
  8. Lastly paint some olive oil over the outside of the chicken then sprinkle over the lemon and herb spices and salt and pepper.
  9. Add about 1 cup of water in the roasting dish this keeps the chicken moist.
  10. Cook for 1-1/2 to 2 hours until clear moisture comes out of the chicken when you cut it.
  11. Cook the chicken uncovered or in an oven bag. Good Luck.

Additional Information

Goes very well with potato salad, green beans, grilled sweet potatoes, baby roast potatoes.

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  • I tried this chicken for a 50s themed dinner party! It was an amazing success! I am a vegetarian so my experience cooking meat is next to nothing but this recipe is delicious and bullet proof! Thanks for sharing it!

    Posted by irene_sour on 8th July 2014
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