Love a good roast chicken. It is such comfort food for me and reminds me of my mum. Lots of roasted vegetables and your favourite gravy with corn. Perfect. Vegetables tonight were roasted carrot, pumpkin, sweet potato and the good ol spud (par boiled first and then bashed around a bit in the colander to roughen them up before adding to the oiled pan).
My roast chicken is thus:
1 free range chook.
Bunch of thyme
Loads of garlic
Some melted butter and good quality virgin olive oil.
Freshly ground salt.
Pat the inside of the chook dry. I never wash my chooks..it takes away the natural juice from them.
Add the lemon, thyme and peeled garlic cloves (I use around three and cut them in half).
Call your child back who has been annoying you to help cook and get her to baste the chicken all over with the butter and oil that has been mixed together. Sprinkle with paprika and salt.
Put it in your oven that has been preheated (duh) to 180o degrees celcius. Cook for 20 minutes per 500g for a fan forced and 22 - 2 minutes for non fan forced.