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Oregano and lemon roast chicken

Delicate lemony garlic butter and aromatic oregano make for a sensational spring chicken

Delicate lemony garlic butter and aromatic oregano make for a sensational spring chicken

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Cooking Time

Cook: 2 Hours 15 Mins

Cooking Time

Serves: 8

Cooking Time

Price: 69p per serving

Nutritional Information

Each 179g serving contains

Energy
1042kj
249kcal
12%
Fat
10.7g
Med
15%
Saturates
4.5g
Med
23%
Sugars
0.2g
Low
<1%
Salt
0.32g
Med
5%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g:
582kJ/139kcal

Ingredients

50g unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 lemon, zested and halved

1tsp freshly ground black pepper

2tsp dried oregano

Butcher's Selection Extra Large British Chicken (typically 2.25kg)

1tbsp rapeseed oil

Spring greens, steamed, to serve

Method

1
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.
2
Mix together the butter, garlic, lemon zest, pepper and 1tsp of the oregano.
3
Using your hands or a dessert spoon, gently loosen the chicken skin and ease it away from the breast meat. Push the flavoured butter into the gap, pull the skin back down and secure under the bird with a cocktail stick.
4
Put the lemon halves into the chicken cavity with the remaining oregano. Transfer the bird to a roasting dish and rub over the oil. Roast for 1 hr 40 mins to 2 hrs until the skin is crisp and the juices run clear when a skewer is inserted into the thickest part of the thigh.
5
Remove the chicken from the oven, cover with foil and rest for 20 mins. Serve with the spring greens on the side.