Perfectly roasted chicken and vegetables

perfectly roasted chicken
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This mouthwatering roast chicken recipe requires very little preparation. It’s perfect for a lazy Sunday lunch.


  • 1 whole chicken
  • ½ lemon, chopped
  • canola oil
  • 500g baby potatoes
  • 4 carrots, thickly sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • A red, yellow and green pepper (one of each), halved salt and pepper


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
  • Pat the chicken dry with paper towel. Place the lemon in the cavity.
  • Truss the chicken (see our How-to tip) and place the chicken in a pan, on top of a wire rack. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the wire rack and chicken.
  • In the roasting pan, add all the vegetables and drizzle with oil. Place the wire rack with the chicken over the vegetables and roast for 60 minutes.
  • Serve the chicken with roasted vegetables.