Rosemary Roast Chicken

Roasting is a simple and easy way to cook a chicken, and the result is delicious. The flavourings used to prepare and the method to roast a whole chicken can vary in any way you prefer. The time varies depending on the crispness and colour you desire.
  • 1x1 kg Chicken
  • Sea and black pepper
  • 1 Lemon, cut into halves
  • 600 g Potatoes, peeled
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 25 g Kerrygold butter, melted
  • 4 Garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1-2 tsp Rosemary
  • 1 stalk Scallion, roughly sliced
  1. Peel potatoes and cut into cubes. Place them in a large bowl. Cut carrots into diagonal chunks and onion into wedges. Add vegetables in the bowl of potatoes along with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  2. Wipe the chicken dry inside and out with paper towels. Rub the chicken inside and out with a generous amount of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the lemon halves into the body cavity. Gently loose the skin on the breast by gently easing it away from the flesh with the fingers and place garlic cloves under the skin.
  3. Tuck wing tips under back of chicken; tie ends of drumsticks together with twine. Set the chicken breast side up in a pan. Surround the chicken with prepared vegetables. Sprinkle with rosemary, scallion, crushed black peppercorns. Pour the melted butter over the chicken.
  4. Roast in 190C/375F oven, basting 2-3 times with pan juice, turn the chicken and continue to bake until meat thermometer inserted in thigh reads 85C/185F and vegetables are tender and golden brown, about 90 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before carving.
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girlichef 8/11/09 21:38

One of my all-time favorite comfort food :) Beautiful me some...I'll bring the wine and crusty bread!

Ivy 8/11/09 22:00

Angie, I am craving for your roast chicken!!

Gulmohar 8/11/09 22:28

Oh my !!Truly tempting roast...Rosemary would blend in well with any meat..Would love to have it right away :-)

Lynda 8/11/09 22:34

I love roast chicken; it's comfort food at it's best! Yours looks just perfect, so golden and crispy with wonderful herb flavor!

Saveurs et Gourmandises 8/11/09 22:54

Un poulet rôti comme je les aime.
A bientôt.

Chow and Chatter 8/11/09 23:41

oh wow this looks so so good Angie

Vrinda 9/11/09 00:11

WOW ...thats a droolworthy chicken...very flavorful....yummmm

The Little Teochew 9/11/09 01:34

Fantastic photos! Beautifully golden and browned! Waaaahhhh ... I bet you had a wonderful, satisfying meal :)

♥peachkins♥ 9/11/09 02:04

I love the look of your roasted chicken! it looks perfect.

Anncoo 9/11/09 02:26

Again a wonderful recipe. Looks perfect!

wenn 9/11/09 03:19

i hvn't tried any roasting yet..must do it some time..

lisaiscooking 9/11/09 04:47

Your chicken looks great! I love rosemary with chicken and the roasted vegetables look delicious.

Tina 9/11/09 06:21

Dear i cant c the pics....

petite nyonya 9/11/09 07:37

Roasting is a healthier way of cooking too. Angie, you really making me feel so 'Christmas-sy' already. Love it!!

Anonymous 9/11/09 08:19

This is awesome. Love roast chicken!

My Little Space 9/11/09 08:35

Such a great looking bird coming from Angie's oven lol! Nice colour. That size is just perfect for me & my family. haha....

carmenpiva 9/11/09 09:02

Yummy, yummy, I'd love it for our Monday lunch today!!

Lavanya Siva 9/11/09 10:10

Oooooo I am drolling here. Yours look perfect . Its my all time fav and comfort food. Just love the way you presented.

Happy cook 9/11/09 11:13

Here we all love a roast chicken and this is just so so delicous looking.

zurin 9/11/09 12:51

what a beautiful roast! :)) mouthwatering. :)

Lea Ann 9/11/09 13:48

This really sounds delicious and such beautiful mouthwatering pictures!

Sushma Mallya 9/11/09 14:23

Lovely Click and really looks delicious...

Anonymous 9/11/09 15:36

That roasted chicken looks perfectly cooked, delicious flavors with rosemary!

Chef Shari 9/11/09 15:57

the chicken looks wonderful, I love rosemary and I love chicken, can't go wrong with this combo!

A Full-Timed Housefly 9/11/09 16:48

OMG ! It's 11.45 PM now in Singapore and I'm getting hungry when I saw your roast chicken.... my pyjamas is wet with saliva...LOL

the ungourmet 9/11/09 17:43

I love the flavors of lemon, garlic, and rosemary. I can almost smell it cooking from here!

Looks so delicious!

Sarah 9/11/09 18:03

Great minds think alike, I pulled a whole chicken to roast for dinner tonight. My recipe was very similiar!

Tasty Eats At Home 9/11/09 19:31

Your roast chicken looks amazing. I roast chicken with rosemary fairly often - it's my favorite herb to put with chicken!

Abhilash 9/11/09 19:59

Oh!! really poor chicken.

It appears as if it had a great dinner the day before it was converted into this recipe. Your prep looks good and the photo delicious.

Katy ~ 9/11/09 20:50

This is picture perfect;none better!! And roast chicken, so good, and leftovers (f any) are so good and versatile. Ooooh...this looks so good!!

Andrea@WellnessNotes 9/11/09 22:21

This looks delicious! I haven't roasted a chicken in a long time... My family would love this! :)

Chef E 9/11/09 22:57

That is one gorgeous bird you have made...inspiration for my bourbon red I ordered!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ 10/11/09 03:40

This is one of my favorite ways to roast chicken Angie!It's the best! Yours looks absolutely perfect!

Anonymous 10/11/09 03:44

Angie this is such a beautiful specimen of what a perfect roast chicken should be. Thank you for sharing this recipe...!

Erica 10/11/09 15:49

That is a beautiful chicken :)That is one of my favorite dishes :0

Sarah Naveen 10/11/09 17:13

oh wow!!!! Such a gorgeous chicken...
Looks really tempting dea..!!!
Love to grab it now...

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ 10/11/09 17:15

Absolutely tempting! It is my first time here, beautiful blog!

Mythreyi Dilip 10/11/09 23:55

Excellent Chicken roast, i loved the touch of rosemary. I can smell the flavor here, perfect for Thanks giving.

Sangeetha Subhash 11/11/09 01:33

Slurp!! mouthwatering chicken!!Love the flavors of rosemary. I can almost get the aroma here just by looking at the pics!

My Asian Kitchen 11/11/09 05:07

look so moist and crispy!! I love baking whole chicken but never use rosemary yet! maybe I should try with turkey for this thanksgiving!!

my kitchen 11/11/09 05:39

My hubby's favorite,looks tempting

Elin 11/11/09 11:43

You know Angie, your pics of that well done chicken makes me salivating over the keyboard..looks like I have to roast one like know I love fresh herbs on chicken esp rosemary and thymes and parsley :) Thanks for sharing such a wonderful roast recipe:))

Jo 11/11/09 12:42

This looks really yummy and I am sure the rosemary paired well with the chicken.

Heavenly Housewife 11/11/09 15:18

This looks so good, and you got the perfect chicken skin colour :D. Fantastic!!

Patty 11/11/09 15:27

we love roast chicken at my house! I made one about 2 weeks ago and it was huge! We still have chicken in the fridge and I've managed to put it in practically every dish I've made since then! So versatile!

nora@ffr 11/11/09 20:36

great combo angie!! smells rili good! :)

doggybloggy 12/11/09 02:53

absolutely my favorite - this gives me so many nostalgic feelings.

Divina Pe 16/11/09 11:35

I love roast chicken. Well, who doesn't. Now, I am hungry. :)

Angie 22/11/09 02:27

I trust cows know more than chemists too, love the quote, and I love rosemary chicken too, The veggies are so pretty around the chicken!

sangeeta 3/12/09 19:53

first time here and this roast chicken looks divine !!
perfect color of the skin and it looks juicy inside !!

NoRecipeRequired 25/7/11 01:56

This is really great; and while some find whole birds intimidating, it really is easy. You may want to try some lemon, and I actually through some bacon on mine too; they are all awesome. You may also be interested in the pan sauce I make.


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