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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
  • scallion
  • 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.

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