One-pot sage and lemon roast chicken recipe

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One-pot sage and lemon roast chicken makes an easy roast chicken recipe with zesty flavours and fresh herbs but hardly any washing up

one pot sage and lemon roast chicken
Serves4–6
SkillEasy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time1 hours 45 mins
Total Time2 hours plus resting time
Cost RangeCheap

One-pot sage and lemon roast chicken makes an easy roast chicken recipe with zesty flavours and fresh herbs but hardly any washing up. It's an up to date take on a Sunday roast that also leaves everyone free to enjoy the day.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg potatoes e.g. Maris Piper
  • 1

½

  • tbsp olive oil
  • 1 x free range whole chicken (around 1.7kg)
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 8 leaves sage, chopped (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 red onion, peeled and roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200C, gas 6. Arrange the potatoes in a roasting tray and toss well with 1tbsp of the oil. Put the chicken in the middle of the tray and rub all over with the remaining oil. Squeeze a wedge of lemon over the chicken, then add the rest of the wedges to the tin.
  2. Scatter the sage over, and season well. Roast for 1hr 15 mins, or until the juices run clear when a skewer inserted between the thigh and the breast.
  3. Baste and turn the potatoes after about 30 mins, and add the red onion. Continue to roast, basting once again until cooked through. Allow to rest for 15 mins, before carving and serve with the potatoes, onions and any extra green veg you fancy.
Top Tip for making One-pot sage and lemon roast chicken

Any leftover chicken could be used the next day to make curry, pasta bake or risotto.

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