Lean and succulent, chicken is a classic choice for a midweek dinner or Sunday lunch. Try this unfussy recipe from @daddy_cooks_food enhances the flavour with lemon, garlic and herbs.


Serves 3-4

  • 1 medium chicken
  • 25g-50g butter
  • Handful of sage, rosemary and thyme
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 2-4 garlic cloves


Joint a medium chicken and brine the pieces in 1/10th salt water for one hour.

Preheat your oven to 190°C/170°C fan. Pierce a lemon several times on one side with a sharp knife.

Gently loosen the skin on the chicken crown with your fingers and slide in some butter (and slices of garlic if you wish). Sprinkle sage, rosemary and thyme over the chicken skin, season with salt and pepper then rub it with olive oil.

Place all the pieces of chicken on a baking tray, and the lemon (holes facing up) in the interior of the crown, and roast in the oven for 40 minutes, or until the juices run clear. Use a thermometer probe to check the thickest part of the breast has reached at least 64°C.

Discover the complementary sweet potato, artichoke and chestnut dauphinoise and apple, lemon and mascarpone syllabub to turn this meal into a feast.

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