Perfect roast chicken

6 servings Prep: 10 mins, Cooking: 1 hr 20 mins
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Chef Nono shares her recipe for the perfect roast chicken, roast potatoes are involved and it's easier to roast a whole than what you might think!

By Independent Contributor August 12 2021
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Ingredients (12)

For the sauce:
4 red peppers
1-2 green chillies
4 garlic cloves
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
1 handful fresh coriander
black pepper — season to tatse
1 whole chicken
baby potatoes
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Method:

Cut the peppers and chillies in half and flatten them with your hand.

Place pepper and chillies halves, skin side up, on a foil-lined baking pan. Throw in garlic.

Broil for 10-12 minutes or until the red bell peppers are charred and blackened.

Remove from oven and instantly place only the red peppers in a bowl and cover with a kitchen towel to seal. Let it sit for 10 minutes.

Once cool, remove and peel the outer skin off.

Add the roasted peppers, garlic cloves, chillies to a blender along with the remaining ingredients and puree until completely smooth. The exact amount of lemon juice depends on it’s acidity, so season to taste with additional salt and/or lemon juice if needed.

Smear the sauce all over chicken and under the skin and roast with the baby potatoes in a preheated oven at 180°C for 1 hour or until chicken is cooked through.

Recipe by Chef Nono, follow along on Instagram for more.



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