Roast Chicken

Aah, the infamous comforting roast chicken.  It has to be somewhere on everybody’s favourite list.  The addition of the vegetables for roasting with the chicken makes for an extra tasty gravy.

Roast Chicken



1 chicken ± 1.5kg
2 medium onions
2 carrots
2 sticks celery
1 head of garlic
Olive oil
Sea salt & ground black pepper
1 lemon
Bunch of fresh thyme


  1. Preheat the oven to 240˚C.
  2. Peel and roughly chop the onions, carrots and celery and place in a large roasting pan.
  3. Break the garlic into bulbs – do not peel and add to the other vegetables.
  4. Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil and mix together.
  5. Drizzle the chicken with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  6. Prick the lemon all over and place in the microwave for 30 seconds on high and place in the cavity of the chicken with the thyme.
  7. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables and place in the oven.  Immediately turn the oven down to 200˚C and cook for 1 hour 20 minutes, basting the chicken halfway through with the cooking juices.

Use the cooking juices to make a gravy.

Submitted by:  Chris Olsen, Mauritius


1 thought on “Roast Chicken

  1. Yummm! I love this simple roast chicken recipe! It sounds really easy and simple. I will try this version when I roast chicken next 🙂

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