Roast chicken with citrus

Recipe from: 8/1/2000 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 7
Servings 4
Time 15 min


  • 1
    medium-sized whole chicken
  • 1
    small lemon
  • 250
    rindless streaky bacon
  • 10
    yellow patty pans
  • 300
    peeled, cubed pumpkin
  • 2
    sprigs each fresh thyme and rosemary
  • 230
    fresh orange juice


1 hour 30 min
Preheat oven to 200 ºC. Wash the chicken. Cut the lemon in half and place pieces inside the chicken cavity. Tie the legs together with string. Place chicken in a roasting pan. Layer strips of bacon over the chicken. Scatter patty pans, pumpkin cubes and sprigs of herbs around chicken. Pour orange juice over chicken and vegetables. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste. Roast in the oven for 1 hour. Check the chicken and if the bacon is browning too quickly, cover with a piece of aluminium foil (shiny side out). Roast for a further 20-40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Serves 4-6.

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