Comfort Food Recipe – Roast Chicken with Potatoes

Published February 4, 2010 by Mary Jane

Hello People, hope you guys are keeping well. I dragged myself out of bed this morning, still got the sore throat and feeling tired…fortunately, I finished work early today – last night was a killer didn’t get home till 8pm!! Well, the upside is Pandabear has been taking me out for dinner to grab some take away. I’m like yay! Don’t have to cook…ended up trying the Krushers drink at KFC, not too bad I got the mango yoghurt flavoured drink but I don’t think I would pay $4 for it though. This particular recipe is very simple and great for feeding people in the party minimal preparation and all you need to do is chuck the chicken into the oven and then it’s ready for eating 🙂 There’s a few variation of making Roast chicken, I have adopted Jamie Oliver’s way of flavouring 🙂

Here it is…

Roast Chicken with Potatoes


1 whole chicken
2-3 large clove of garlic
1 lemon
1 sprig of rosemary
50g of butter
5-6 potatoes


1. To prepare the chicken, soften the butter and add in some chopped rosemary, salt and pepper to season and mix it until it comes to a soft consistency. Now here’s the tricky part at the bottom of the chicken, insert your fingers into the chicken skin and it will create a hole and with your butter mixture push this so that it covers the surface area of the chicken.

2. Slice the lemon, skin off some cloves of garlic, and insert the lemon and some chopped rosemary into the chicken cavity – I don’t like chicken fillings cos I find they have a strong herb taste. So the Lemon will substitute as a nice filling or flavour the chicken very well. Rosemary and lemon are best mates, they go really well with each other.

3. Now, prepare for the potatoes, in a large pot boil the potatoes – chop this in quarters parboil this until it’s semi cooked and chuck them into a baking dish along with the chicken and chuck the remainder garlic cloves – skin on is ok. Drizzle it with some olive oil, pop them into the oven for about 180 degrees up to 45-50 minutes until the chicken is cooked. How to tell the chicken is cooked poke your knife into the drumstick – as it takes a long time for the drumstick to cook, if there’s no blood it’s cooked and the garlic would taste fantastic once it’s roasted 🙂
There you have it..


Roast Chicken with Potatoes

Roast Chicken with Potatoes


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