Simple Roast Chicken

Simple Roast Chicken

Are you on low-carbohydrate high and protein-diet? Roasted chicken is good for you! After hours of roasting, 80% of fats melted away left with a layer of crispy and fragrant skin, and juicy lean meat underneath it. If sufficient marination time is allowed, the roasted chicken will be full of flavours and need no gravy or sauce.

1 whole chicken (about 1.5kgs)
1 tbsp chopped rosemary (add more if desired)
Juice of 1 lemon
Garlic powder

1 lemon, cut into wedges
1 small onion, cut into wedges
4-5 cloves garlic
2 sprigs of rosemary

  1. Clean chicken and pat dry with paper towel. Place chicken in a large zip-lock bag, and marinate with lemon juice, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper for at least 2 hours (I marinated mine overnight).
  2. Stuff lemon, onion garlic and rosemary in the cavity, secure the opening with a skewer. For extra crispy skin, let it air-dry for about an hour before roasting.
  3. Rub the chicken with olive oil and place it in the roasting pan (with rack), roast in the preheated oven at 170C for 2 hours. Rotate the pan every 30 minutes if necessary for more even roasting.

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9 comments to “Simple Roast Chicken”
Mat Gebu said...

sedapnyaaa...ini boleh cuba, sebab kurang kolestrol...rosemary dalam bottle boleh guna kaa?....itu tomato cherry kutip kat "garden" ke?

Lydia said...

Mat: rosemary dlm botol boleh juga, nak rasa lebih guba yg fresh. Herbs lain pun boleh... tukar ikut citarasa.

Yeap... cherry tomatoes tu dari garden, ada 2-3 lagi hari ni. :D

Klu u beli rosemary, yg tak habis guna tu u tanam. Cucuk je dlm pot n siram dgn air sikit... hidup. I punya rosemary kerat kat tepi jln n i tanam. hehehe... dpt rasa juga...

Sukkimi said...


Your roast chicken looks yummy. I'm thinking to make one .
Wanna ask you when roasting the chicken, you put the chicken on wire rack ( with tray at the bottom to collect dripping) am i right ?


Lydia said...

hi sukkimi,
yup... i put the chicken on the wire rack, for crispy skin and avoid those fat in dripping.

delia said...

Hi Lydia,
I would love to plant rosemary but doesn't seems to be successful. I bought some rosemary with a bit of roots and cucuk dlm pot & siram air but it turns brown. any advice? btw, i'm from kuching, sarawak.

Lydia said...

i pernah taman kat msia juga, first juga jadi hitam. i think terlalu banyak air. I tanam 2 pots, 1 I siram hari2, 1 lagi i biarkan, nampak kering baru siram. Yg hari2 siram tu jadi hitam, lagi satu hidup. so... try again with less water.

delia said...

yang i tanam rosemary tu, i only water when it's dry, yet still brown. I nak tanya, kalau no roots, dapat tanam kah?

buzzinghive said...

I just tried your recipe, boy it was good! Succulent and delicious! I used game hen. But everything falls apart when I chopped it up. Wonder if you have any secret on how to cut the chicken up? maybe without bones? thanks in advance!

Lydia said...

Sorry, baru nampak comment ni. Takde akar pun boleh tanam, cucuk je dlm tanah lembap (jagan basah sangat) dan biarkan kat tepi.

When it is hot, it tend to fall a part when chopping. So... my secret is to use kitchen scissors, which is meant for cutting bone.

If you need to debone it, you can use a small sharp knife to trim off meat instead of chopping it up.

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