Lemon, thyme and garlic roast chicken

The lemon, thyme and garlic give the chicken great subtle flavours.


small Chicken whole (you can use a bigger size if you want)
1 Lemon sliced
Thyme sprigs, handful
4 Garlic cloves


Preheat your oven to 190C

Place the chicken into an overproof dish

Cover the chicken in the lemon slices, thyme and garlic and place in the oven. The time it takes to cook will depend on the size of the chicken. You will need to cook the chicken for 20 minutes per lb (450 g) plus 10-20 minutes extra. When it is cooked the juices should run clear when a knife is inserted into the centre of the chicken.

Carve and serve with steamed vegetables, roasted root vegetables or anything else you fancy!

Emily Bridges

Co-founder IBDrelief

Co-founder of IBDrelief.

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