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Classic French Roasted Chicken
An easy classic French family dish to feed a crowd.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat fan forced oven to 180C
  2. To prepare your chicken firstly clean out the chicken’s cavity with cold water. Dry by patting down with paper towel.
  3. Pat the skin with paper towel removing any residual moisture. Season generously with salt and pepper. Brush the skin with olive oil and melted butter.
  4. Stuff the chicken’s cavity with the herbs, onion, lemon and garlic. Place the chicken in the casserole dish. Place potatoes, onion, garlic, and rosemary around the bird. Season roasting vegetables with salt and pepper and lightly drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Place casserole dish in pre-heated oven uncovered. Cook for 1½ to 2 hours. Baste with pan juices occasionally. Insert a skewer into the thigh and if the juices run clear it’s ready.
  6. Remove from oven a let the chicken rest for at least 10 minutes before carving.

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