Roast Chicken with Lemon and Thyme
Featured Recipe, May 08 2012This really does look delicious. Great pictures too.
This delicious recipe is actually for a whole chicken but if you have chicken parts instead, it works well too! A great way to cook chicken with a useful tip on how to use lemon effectively, courtesy of Jamie Oliver.
- Chicken parts (3-6)
- Lemon (1)
- Garlic (10 cloves)
- Fresh thyme (1 handful)
- Sea salt (liberal amount)
- Black pepper (liberal amount)
- Olive oil (liberal amount)
- Potatoes (2)
- Carrot (2)
How to Prepare
Season chicken pieces with sea salt and pepper, leave it in the fridge till you want to use it.
Preheat oven to 190°C.
Place diced carrots, potatoes, lemon and garlic into boiling salted water and cook for about 10-12mins.
Remove garlic and lemon. Carefully stab lemon with a knife for about 10 times to release juices.
Drain potatoes and carrots.
Build a little fort with chicken with lemon, thyme and garlic in the centre. If using a whole chicken, stuff them in the cavity.
Leave in pre-heated oven for 45mins.
After 45mins as the chicken starts to release juices, add in potatoes and carrots and turn the chicken pieces.
Leave in oven for another 45mins.
Drizzle remaining juices at the bottom of pan over chicken and potatoes. Serve!