Roast chicken

Roast chicken

An eternal favourite, a perfectly roast chicken is actually very easy to do. Here’s the classic way.


  1. Preheat the oven to 210°C. Pat the chicken dry then brush with olive oil. Rub your favourite seasoning onto the surface of chicken.

    Step 1

  2. Place on a rack, breast side down, with a shallow roasting pan underneath (perfect for your roast potatoes). Roast, uncovered, in the centre of oven for 15 – 20 minutes.

    Step 2

  3. Take the chicken out, turn breast side up and return to a lower-heat oven (180°C) for about 60 mins until cooked.

    Step 3

  4. For the last 10 minutes, turn the chicken breast side down again and crisp up in a hotter oven, at 200°C.

    Step 4

  5. Allow to stand 10 minutes before carving.

    Step 5

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