Roast chicken


  • 1 whole chicken
  • i whole garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp herbs- thyme or crushed bay leaves
  • 1 tsp salt and black pepper
  • 85 g butter


  • Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6.
  • Remove the cloves of garlic from their skins and crush using a garlic press. Place in a small bowl with the butter and season with salt and pepper. Mix together well.
  • Put the chicken into a small roasting tin. Spread the garlic butter over the bird. Add some bacon over the top if you have it.
  • Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 1 hour 20 minutes, basting from time to time in the buttery juices, until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Use the juices for a gravy base.
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