Simple Roast Chicken with Lemon Potatoes
There are a whole lot of ways to roast a chicken, this is one of the simplest and quickest I think, with very minimal ingredients….. just a chook, potatoes and a lemon, you could certainly throw in some fresh rosemary if you have it in the backyard. This recipe gives you crispy skin and crunchy potatoes all ready at the same time and in less than an hour!
Simple Roast Chook with Lemon Potatoes
- 1.6kg chicken, rinsed and dried
- 8 potatoes, roughly chopped
- 1 lemon, quartered
- oil, lard or duck fat for potatoes
Season the chicken with salt and pepper all over and place in the fridge on a plate uncovered overnight.
Pre heat the oven with the baking tray inside to 240°C fan forced.
Toss the potatoes in a bowl with either a splash of oil, lard or duck fat and then lay in the base of your pre heated baking tray. Squeeze over a little lemon juice and throw the lemons in with them. Place the chicken on a roasting rack in the same tray and roast for 20 minutes.
Reduce the heat to 200°C and cook a further 30 mins, or until the juices run clear when you poke a skewer in the thigh.
Allow chicken to rest in a warm place for 20 minutes before carving.
Try and buy an organic chicken so you can use the bones to make your own chicken stock/bone broth.