Creamy garlic and herb chicken recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 1 hr 30 mins to cook
  • 733 calories / serving
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Creamy garlic and  herb chicken with roasted veg HERO

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6 200ºC, fan 180°C. Use your hand to gently loosen and lift the skin from the chicken to create a pocket. Push the cream cheese under the skin, creating a thick, even layer. Secure the skin back in place with a cocktail stick.

Put the chicken in a roasting tin. Rub the skin with 1 tbsp oil then squeeze over ½ lemon and season. Put the squeezed half into the chicken cavity and put the bird in the oven.

After 40 minutes, toss the remaining ingredients with the rest of the oil. Squeeze over the remaining lemon half and season. Add the vegetables to the roasting tin with the squeezed lemon and roast for 40 minutes, tossing the vegetables half way through, until the chicken is cooked through and its juices run clear. Serve with the veg.

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  • Ingredients

  • 2.3kg whole chicken
  • 150g (5oz) soft cheese with garlic and herb
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced into wedges
  • 500g (1lb) peppers, chopped
  • 250g (8oz) courgettes, cut into chunks
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
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  • Energy 3072kj 733kcal 37%
  • Fat 33.4g 47%
  • Saturates 14.3g 72%
  • Sugars 10.5g 12%
  • Salt 0.9g 15%

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Carbohydrate 11.8g Protein 94.2g Fibre 4.2g

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