Roast lemon chicken dinner

Recipe from: 9/1/1997 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 20
Servings 4
Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Crumbly potatoes
  • 750
    g
    potatoes
  • 60
    g
    breadcrumbs
  • 10
    ml
    paprika
  • 75
    ml
    olive oil
  • Stuffing
  • 1
    onion
  • 1
    lemon (rind)
  • 30
    g
    butter
  • 125
    g
    fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 60
    ml
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 60
    g
    cooked ham
  • 1
    small egg
  • Lemon chicken
  • 2
    kg
    whole chicken
  • 1
    lemon (rind removed, cut in half)
  • 1
    clove garlic
  • fresh thyme
  • 45
    g
    butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
 

Method

1 hour 45 minutes
 
CRUMBLY POTATOES:
Cut potatoes into 2,5 cm chunks and cook in salted water for 3 to 4 minutes until just starting to soften. Drain and then shake in the pan to roughen the edges.
Mix in the breadcrumbs, paprika and 45 ml oil, so that the potato chunks are well coated.
Heat the remaining oil in a shallow roasting pan, then add the potatoes. Place in a preheated oven at 200 ºC and roast for 20 minutes.

STUFFING:
Mix all the ingredients together and set aside in a buttered ovenproof dish. Increase oven temperature to 220 ºC.

LEMON CHICKEN:
Rub the chicken all over with the lemon. Place both lemon halves in the body cavity of the chicken along with the garlic and a few sprigs of fresh thyme.
Brush chicken with melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Place on a rack in a roasting pan. Pour 500 ml water into the roasting pan.
Transfer the potatoes to a lower rack in the oven and place chicken above the potatoes. Roast for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 190 ºC.
Place the stuffing alongside the potatoes and roast everything for 1 hour. Test the chicken by pushing a skewer into the thigh. If it is ready, the juices will run clear. If not, cook for another 10 minutes, and test again.

 

Read more on: poultry  |  roast
 

You might also Like

NEXT ON FOOD24X
 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 
 
 
 
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.