Roast chicken, spices and garlic recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 1 hr 25 mins to cook
  • 505 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Preheat the oven to 200° C.

Stuff the main cavity of the chicken with the whole head of garlic. Arrange the separated garlic cloves in the base of a roasting tray. Rub the chicken all over with the olive oil. Sprinkle the ground spices on top and season with salt. Sit on top of the garlic cloves in the roasting tray. Place the bay leaf on top of the chicken.

Roast for 70-80 minutes until the juices run clear when a thigh is pierced. Remove and allow to rest, loosely covered with aluminium foil, for 10 minutes before serving. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 small chicken, cleaned with excess fat trimmed
  • 2 heads of garlic, 1 head with cloves separated
  • 40ml olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½tsp ground nutmeg
  • pepper
  • a few pinches ground cumin
  • salt
  • Energy 2100kj 505kcal 25%
  • Fat 38g 54%
  • Saturates 9g 45%
  • Sugars 1g 1%
  • Salt 0.1g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 2.4g Protein 39.4g Fibre 0.8g


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