Lemon and thyme roast chicken with an Algerian twist

    1 hour 25 min

    I have played with many versions of this roast chicken. This is so far the perfect blend, an aromatic twist on a classic roast chicken recipe. Perfect accompanied with couscous, made with a chicken stock and a dash of yummy harissa, or your usual roast potatoes and veg.

    Kent, England, UK
    11 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 chicken
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • salt to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 lemon
    • 1 bunch thyme

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:1hr20min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Place chicken in roasting tin.
    2. Mix garlic, butter, salt and spices. Make a pocket between the skin and the flesh of the chicken and rub the butter mix between and on the skin.
    3. Squeeze the lemon juice on the skin and then stuff the chicken with the lemon quarters along with thyme. Season with plenty of salt and pepper.
    4. Roast until the juices of the chicken no longer run pink, about 80 – 90 minutes.

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    Incredibly delicious and fragrant recipe. Loved the mix of spices and lemon l added more lemon and garlic inside the bird. Was wonderfully moist and a great twist on your typical roast dinner  -  06 Apr 2014


    We usually use lemon grass here Inquiry the Philippines I have not tried Thyme yet. Here's our blog http://lembestlechon.blogspot.com  -  02 Apr 2014