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Lemon and Garlic Chicken

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You need:

One chicken, suitable for roasting.

Two lemons

Four cloves of Garlic

Olive oil

Tarragon, salt and pepper.

Roasting potatoes and root veg if you like

Switch oven on at 160 degrees. Place the chicken on a baking tray with a tablespoon of oil in the bottom. Grate a lemon and keep the zest on a small plate then cut it into wedges. Next remove the string or elastic binding the chicken and stick the lemon right up it’s bum! Take your cloves of garlic, peel them to the bare flesh and shove them up it’s bum too. You may alternate between lemon and garlic to ensure an even flavour.

Next rub a little oil into your fingers and massage it into the chicken breast and legs. Then sprinkle the zest over the chicken.

Follow this up with a tablespoon of freshly chopped tarragon and season with salt and pepper.

Chop several potatoes and place around the chicken, season with salt, pepper and tarragon.

Place in the oven and cook for approximately 40 minutes, or until the chicken has cooked through to the middle.

As it cooks the flavour of the lemon and garlic will seep out into the chicken flesh and into the potatoes in the baking tray.

And there you have a delicious healthy chicken dinner.


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Written by Nick Gilmartin

November 24, 2008 at 11:13 pm

Posted in Food and Drink

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