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