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Pot-roasted chicken with garlic  recipe

Pot-roasted chicken with garlic recipe

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If you're making Sunday Roast, this easy one-pot roast chicken is so easy to rustle up, lovely served with a potato salad, crusty bread and fresh green beans. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 1 hr 10 mins to cook, 10 mins to cool
  • 465 calories / serving


  • 25g butter, softened
  • 1.5kg whole chicken
  • 1 small onion, halved
  • 3 garlic bulbs
  • 3 bay leaves
  • few sprigs soft thyme, plus extra to serve
  • 150ml white wine
  • green beans, to serve
  • crusty bread, to serve
  • potato salad, to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    31g 44%
  • Saturates

    10g 50%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    0.1g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 3.7g Protein 36.6g Fibre 0.9g


  1. Preheat the oven gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Rub the butter all over the chicken, season well and tuck the halved onion inside the cavity.
  2. Sit the chicken in a casserole dish with a lid (if you don’t have one, a snug roasting tray with foil will do). Tuck the rest of the garlic, bay and thyme around and pour in the 75ml water and wine.
  3. Roast for 30 mins until lightly golden, place the lid on top (or cover with foil) and continue cooking for another 50 mins to 1 hr until the chicken is cooked through. Test by inserting a skewer in the thickest part of the thigh and checking that the juices run clear. If not, cook for a further 10 mins.
  4. Leave to rest, covered, for 10 mins. Carve and serve with a potato salad, steamed green beans and crusty bread to mop up all the juices.

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