Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 45 mins

Lemon and thyme roast chicken


  1. Preheat the oven to 200c/180C Fan/Gas 6. Prick the lemons with a fork and put inside the chicken cavity with a few sprigs of thyme.
  2. Brush the skin with the oil and put in a roasting tin. Cover with foil. Roast for 1 hour 45 minutes, removing the foil for the last 25 minutes.
  3. Put the chicken on a hot platter, then, if you wish, sprinkle with salt. Cover with foil and rest for 20 minutes. Carve, then serve with roast potatoes, veg and gravy.