Quick & Easy Roast Chicken

Quick & Easy Roast Chicken
Millie Constable

Lifestyle Writer

Nov 12, 2023

Quick & Easy Roast Chicken is just the ticket for a family meal. Try this simple recipe here.

Serves 4
Preparation time 10 min
Cooking time 60 min


1.6kg whole chicken
1 lemon, halved
2 tablespoons Olive Oil

1 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.
2 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.
3 Brush both sides of chicken with Extra Virgin Olive 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.

The Carousel thanks Squeaky Gate for this recipe.


By Millie Constable

Lifestyle Writer

Millie Constable is an avid traveller, photographer, foodie and writer. After travelling the world, Millie moved to Florence, Italy, where she completed a Diploma of Photography and Multimedia. Whilst experimenting with food photography during her studies, she decided that was how she wanted to spend her life, eating and documenting her way around the way world! On returning to Australia, Millie started working for The Carousel and continues to write and dream about food.



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