Roast Chicken With Lemongrass

READY IN: 2hrs 45mins




  • Preheat oven to 240°C Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Mix half the lemongrass stalks, garlic cloves, ginger, salt and pepper (and any other herbs you want to use) in a food processor.
  • Place the chicken in a roasting pan. Rub the lemongrass mixture well all over the chicken. Leave to sit for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Just before roasting, stuff the rest of the lemongrass stalks into the chicken (like turkey stuffing).
  • Pour the water into the roasting pan (not over the chicken).
  • Cover the chicken and place in the oven. Lower the heat to around 200°C.
  • Slowly roast the chicken for around 1.5 – 2 hours, checking every thirty minutes or so to make sure it doesn’t burn. If the pan dries out, add enough water to cover the bottom.
  • While checking on it, use a ladle to pour the juices from the bottom of the pan over the chicken. This gives it more flavour and adds to that nice crispness of the skin.
  • When cooked, remove the chicken from the pan and allow to sit for a few minutes. Serve whole or chopped.