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Traditional Roast Chicken

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Traditional Roast Chicken

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Servings 4 people

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Ingredients
  

  • 1.5kg Sicín Sásta whole chicken
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • a small bunch of thyme
  • olive oil, to coat

Instructions
 

  • Wipe the bird inside and out.
  • Heat the oven to 190˚C/170˚C fan/gas mark 5. Scatter the vegetables over the base of a roasting tin. Season the inside of the chicken liberally with salt and pepper, then stuff with the lemon halves and thyme.
  • Sit the chicken on the vegetables, rub all over with the oil, then season the outside with salt and pepper. Place in the oven and leave, undisturbed, for 1 hour 20 minutes.
  • To check if the chicken is cooked, pierce the thickest part of the breast with a skewer and the juices should run clear.
  • Allow the chicken to rest on a board for 10 minutes before serving.

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