What a busy week so far!
We started work on building a BBQ area in our garden on Saturday – we still have a long way to go but have an idea of how we want it to look and I am SO excited to get it all done! It’s still not quite BBQ season so we’re still enjoying roasts of a weekend.
To me, a roast chicken is like a staple recipe you should definitely be able to do – from this you are prepared for anything! And while it is lovely to pop a plain chicken in the oven until the skin is crisp, I also like adding lots of flavour to it too.
This recipe for our herb roast chicken has been tried and tested on many a house guest and there is never any left afterwards as it gets demolished. It’s great for a traditional roast with potatoes and Yorkshires, or equally good in summer with a salad.
You will need:
- A whole chicken
- 2-3 garlic cloves, depending on your taste
- A few sprigs of fresh Oregano and Thyme (or dried)
- 1 chicken stock cube
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
- Slice your garlic cloves in half, insert a sharp knife under the skin of the chicken on the breast, and push the garlic cloves into the chicken.
- Finely dice oregano and thyme and mix in a bowl with a ground up chicken stock cube and olive oil. If you don’t have fresh herbs, you can used dried.
- Spread the mixture across the top of your chicken, coating the skin.
- Cover with foil and cook in the middle of the oven for about 1.5hours.
- If you’re making roast potatoes, get them into your oven when you have 45 minutes left.
- Remove the foil, baste with the juices and place back in the oven until the skin is golden and crisp, and the juices run clear from the chicken.
- Cover your chicken again with foil and top with some teatowels to keep it hot while it rests for 10 minutes. This is a great time to finish anything else you’ve prepared to serve with the chicken.
Enjoy eating it! You can also toss in mixed vegetables like peppers, carrots and onions for a really flavourful meal!
Do you have an easy recipe that always goes down a storm? I’d love to hear from you! Comment below or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org!