Roast Chicken



There is nothing better than a good roasted chicken, but many people prefer to buy it than trying it at home, but let me tell you it’s not that difficult to have a good home made roasted chicken,


  • 1 whole chicken with skin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp of paprika powder
  • dry herbs(here ive used thyme, rosemary) you can use any herbs you want
  • 100grams butter at room temp
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • juice of 1 lemon


  1. Rinse the chicken well,
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl , add 1 tbsp of olive oil in the mixture to make a thick paste,
  3. press the lemon’s juice over the chicken inside and outside under the skin, reserve the lemon pulp
  4. Then, follow up with the marinade, rub it everywhere outside, inside, under the skin, everywhere you can reach,
  5. Let it rest for at least 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator
  6. Preheat oven at 200c
  7. Remove the chicken, chop onion, and peel some garlic ,stuffed inside the chicken together with the lemon pulp and some thyme
  8. Tie the legs of the chicken using a string
  9. Take a baking tray drizzle with some olive oil, arrange some onions and any veggies you have chopped roughly and arrange them on the tray
  10. Take the butter and rub it everywhere on the chicken, then place it over the veggies breast side down, put half cup of water over the veggie and cook for around 40mins
  11. Remove the chicken from the oven turn it over and bake for another 40mins
  12. To know if the chicken is cooked prick the meat around the thigh, if the juice runs clear then the chicken is cooked, if the juice has some fluid blood then it needs to be cooked some more time
  13. Remove from the oven let the chicken rest for 15mins, and serve


2 thoughts on “Roast Chicken

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  2. sabaah85 March 29, 2013 at 6:23 pm Reply :your roast chicken is very amazing, I also like to fill inside the chicken all my fav herbes , here ive stuffed it with lemon also , and it gives such a pleasant aroma

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