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Citrus Roast Chicken


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 1:20 h
  • Ready In : 1:40 h


  • 1.4kg whole chicken
  • 80ml (1⁄3 cup) olive oil
  • 2 lemons, cut into wedges
  • 2 oranges, cut into wedges
  • 1 whole orange
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary


Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a roasting pan with non-stick baking paper. Place chicken in pan. Brush with 1 tablespoon of oil. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon wedge over chicken. Repeat with 1 orange wedge.

Step 2

Lightly crush the garlic and rub over the chicken. Place in the chicken cavity with one whole orange. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Combine rosemary and remaining oil, lemon wedges and orange wedges in a bowl. Place around chicken in pan. Cover with foil. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden. Use tongs to squeeze the juice of half the lemon and orange wedges over the chicken. Bake for a further 10 minutes or until the chicken juices run clear when the thigh is pierced with a skewer.

Step 4

Cut the chicken into pieces. Serve garnished with fresh oregano, lemon and orange wedges, olives and sliced star fruit.

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