Portuguese-Style Roast Chicken

Recipe by AlisVolatPropriis

This recipe is from Coles Autumn Magazine 2010. The cost per serve is AU$2.40.

Top Review by Dreamer in Ontario

Delicious chicken. I loved the seasonings. I found that my chicken needed about an hour to be cooked through but otherwise followed the recipe as written. Made for PAC Fall 2011

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan. Using kitchen scissors or poultry shears, cut down either side of the backbones of chickens and discard. Open out chickens and flatten, pressing with the heel of your hand.
  2. Rub chicken skin with cut lemon; reserve lemons. Combine oil, garlic, oregano, paprika, cayenne and salt, and rub into skin. Arrange chickens skin side up in a large baking dish and add reserved lemons.
  3. Roast for 45 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes, then carve into pieces. Drizzle with reserved pan juices to serve.

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