Roast Lemon and Herb Chicken

    1 hour 45 minutes

    Serve this whole chicken with small new potatoes tossed in olive oil and roasted on a separate baking tray with the chicken. Place in the oven about 45 minutes before the end of the roasting time.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 teaspoons ready prepared Italian herb seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 (1.7 kg or similar weight) roasting chicken
    • 2 lemons
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Combine the seasoning, salt, mustard powder, garlic salt and black pepper together in a small bowl Set aside. Rinse the chicken thoroughly, and remove the giblets. Place chicken in a 23x30cm baking dish.
    3. Squeeze the juice of the 2 lemons into a small bowl or cup and mix in the olive oil and the spice mixture. Coat the chicken inside and out with the mixture, and drizzle any remaining mixture over the chicken.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours, or until juices run clear, basting several times with the juices.

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    I used a few chicken marylands, added extra garlic and served this with Lemon Greek Potatoes from this site. Delicious!  -  31 Oct 2009


    Something else. This chicken was great! I mixed all of the spices, olive oil and lemon juice and rubbed it under the skin of the chicken and then over the top of the skin and poured the remainder in the cavity. I put about 175ml water in the bottom of the tin and baked the chicken upsidedown with the breasts in the juices. I covered the whole thing in foil and in 2 hours the flavourful meat was falling off the bones. My guests raved and everyone ate way too much. Delicious!  -  18 Jul 2008


    Something else. Without a doubt, one of the best chicken recipes I've found on this site. I just mixed all of the seasonings with the oil and brushed over the chicken. Stuffed the cavity with the spent lemons, a quartered onion and a few cloves of garlic. In the end, I added a few Tbsp. flour to the dripping to come up with a delicious lemon-herb gravy. This recipe is a true find... thanks so much, Barbara!  -  18 Jul 2008