Roasted Herb Chicken (Bondage Chicken)

"I modified slightly the recipe from Bill Granger's Bills Food. I love the recipe as it is pretty simple to make and the actual hands-on preparation work is perhaps just 10 - 15 mins. I get raves where ever I serve the chicken. I hope you will like it. I sometimes serve it with Roasted Butternut Squash. My friend saw the legs tied with kitchen twine and screamed "Bondage Chicken!!". This is part of my low-carbo recipes file."
 
Roasted Herb Chicken (Bondage Chicken) created by Vnut-Beyond Redempt
Ready In:
4hrs 45mins
Ingredients:
5
Serves:
4
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ingredients

  • 1 oven ready chicken (About 1 - 1.5 kg)
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon crushed black pepper (You may adjust the amounts to your taste, eg less salt.)
  • 1 lemon, washed and pricked all over with fork
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directions

  • Rub chicken with seasoning.
  • Prick chicken all over with fork.
  • Stuff lemon in cavity and secure legs with kitchen string.
  • Refrigerate for about 3-4 hours.
  • Longer the better.
  • Take out of fridge and roast breast-side up in a 220 degree centigrade oven.
  • For fan ovens, it's 200 degrees.
  • Roast for about 45- 1 hour, depending on size and doneness required, eg for crispier skin, a longer time.
  • For a fan oven, you may want to turn the chicken 180 degrees (I do that).
  • You may also wish to subtitute Rosemary with Oregano.

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  1. Joan in N.S.
    This is amazingly good. I keep the salt, pepper and ground rosemary mixed up in a spice jar so it's ready to go!
     
  2. ieatfoOOod
    My all time favorite roast chicken recipe. The meat is wonderfully tender and juicy, well balanced flavours. Delish!
     
  3. Guinea fowlMom
    WOW! Extremely easy prep, very moist, nicely lemon flavored, browned beautifully. My dinner guests talked about it during the entire meal! Used fresh rosemary and didn't have time to let chicken sit in fridge. Didn't truss legs. Have made it 2X's. Thanks for a keeper!
     
  4. andrealeev
    Wonderful flavor! I didn't even have time to let my chicken sit and it was awesome. I also have an herb garden, so I used fresh as well as a whole lemon. I did add some free range chicken broth because I was cooking in a Le Creuset pot, which tends to get hotter. I got raves about the chicken. I served it with home made green goddess dressing, my home grown salad greens, stuffing and spaghetti squash. The chicken made the dinner a huge success!
     
  5. Elly in Canada
    I gave this a 5* for the easy and fast preparation time, the wonderful smells of lemon and rosemary as it roasted and for the delicious flavours when eaten!! I reduced the amounts of the seasonings by half, used the whole lemon! Excellent chicken! -- posted Apr 25, 2004
     

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