Simple Roast Chook with Lemon Potatoes

Preparation 12:00
Cook Time 00:50
Total Time 12:50
Serves 4 with leftovers     adjust servings



  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Try and buy an organic chicken so you can use the bones to make your own chicken stock/bone broth.

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