Roast chicken with lemon, thyme and garlic recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 10mins to prepare and 1hr 30mins to cook
  • 610 calories / serving
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Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Season the chicken and stuff the cavity with 2 of the lemon halves and the fresh thyme.

Put the chicken into a large roasting tray along with the garlic halves. Rub the butter over the breast of the chicken and cook in the oven for 1 1/2 hours, basting occasionally until completely cooked and the juices run clear when a skewer is inserted.

Remove the chicken from the roasting tray and mix the garlic into the juices. Squeeze in the juice from the remaining lemon and stir well. Serve the juices with the chicken.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 large chicken
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 1 head garlic cut in half
  • 30g (1oz) fresh thyme
  • 50g (2oz) unsalted butter, softened
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  • Energy 2531kj 610kcal 30%
  • Fat 45g 64%
  • Saturates 16g 80%
  • Sugars 1g 1%
  • Salt 0.6g 10%

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Carbohydrate 2.4g Protein 48.6g Fibre 0.4g

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