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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.19 / 5 (16 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
50 min, plus 15 minutes resting

When feeding a crowd, Donal Skehan recommends roasting a whole, herb-infused chicken in advance


1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.

2. Blitz together the olive oil, rosemary, thyme and garlic cloves using a pestle and mortar or a hand-held blender until you get a smooth paste.

3. Slather the chicken in the herby, green, garlic paste, season with a generous pinch of salt and black pepper and then roast in the oven for 45-50 minutes. When the chicken is cooked through, the juices will run clear when a skewer is inserted into the thickest part of the thigh.

4. Remove the chicken from the oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes, covered in foil, before serving. Remember to save any juices that run off to use for other things, such as gravy.


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