Herb Roasted Whole Chicken

Cooking up a whole chicken is ideal any day of the week and it's easier that it seems to do so. This Herb-roasted whole chicken was on the menu tonight as it's been a while since I made something that's quite herb-heavy. This well-seasoned chicken has a gorgeous texture, it's flavourful, moist and absolutely of course, absolutely delicious. There's no need for butter as this chicken is so succulent, you'll get no complaints, compliments all round.
Prep time: 15 mins                                                                            Cooking time: 1 hour

What you need:

1 whole chicken
2 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 tbsps herb seasoning
  • 1/4 tspn salt
  • 1/2 tspn cayenne chilli powder
  • 1/2 tspn curry powder
  • 1 tspn garlic powder
  • 1/2 tspn freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon's juice
  • salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. In a medium bowl combine olive oil with spices and herbs then add the lemon juice to the mixture.
  3. Place whole chicken into bowl and completely coat with marinade inside and out. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Place chicken in baking dish, pour over the marinade. Add any vegetables or baby potatoes into baking dish too if you want.
  5. Bake for 1 hour. Serve and enjoy with the rest of the family.

Nokhuthula xo 
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