Sunday, 15 March 2009

LEMON CHICKEN WITH MIX HEBS (Limon ve baharatli tavuk)

I have cooked this chicken today for dinner and enjoyed it so much that I thought I share it with you all. While the chicken was roasting, the smell of the lemon and herbs was lovely through the house. I served the chicken with roasted vegetables and gravy.

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp mixed dried herbs
  • salt and ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 180 C, 160 C fan setting.
1) Wash the chicken inside out. Place the whole onion, carrot and garlic cloves inside the chicken. Tie the legs with a string and  sit the chicken in roasting tin.
2) Mix olive oil, juice of  2 lemons, dried herbs, salt and pepper.
3) Rub the oil, lemon, herb mixture all over the chicken, pressing lightly with herbs.
4) Cover the chicken loosely with foil and cook for 1 1/2 hours basting it 2-3 times while it is roasting. Take the foil off and roast the chicken for further 20-30 minutes until it is golden and crispy.
5) Serve with roast vegetables and gravy or serve it cold with salad.

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