Roast chicken with lemon and tarragon

Roast chicken with lemon and tarragon
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Takes 15 min to make, 50-60 min to cook, plus resting

A classic roast chicken recipe, made with zesty lemon and aromatic tarragon, for a perfect dinner with friends and family.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
309kcals
Fat
11.1g (5.5g saturated)
Protein
47.6g
Carbohydrates
0.7g (0.4g sugars)
Salt
0.5g
Calories
309kcals
Fat
11.1g (5.5g saturated)
Protein
47.6g
Carbohydrates
0.7g (0.4g sugars)
Salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 50g butter, softened
  • 1 anchovy fillet, drained and chopped
  • Small bunch of fresh tarragon, half finely chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon, plus 1 extra lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 large free-range chicken (1.8kg)
  • 125ml dry white wine

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. In a bowl, mix the butter with the anchovy, chopped tarragon and lemon zest, then season.
  2. With your hand, start at the neck end of the chicken and gently separate the skin from the breast. Spread the stuffing all over the breast. Transfer the chicken to a roasting tin, then season with salt and black pepper. Stuff the lemon wedges and remaining tarragon into the cavity of the chicken, then squeeze over the lemon juice. Pour the wine into the tin.
  3. Roast for 60-70 minutes or until the skin is golden and crisp and the juices run clear when the thigh is pierced at the thickest point with a skewer. Rest on a warm serving plate for 10 minutes before serving.

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