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recipe image Lemon & Thyme Roast Chicken
  • easy
  • chicken
  • budget
  • roast
  • dinner
  • poultry

Lemon & Thyme Roast Chicken

Nothing beats a roast dinner for mealtime satisfaction and bringing the whole family to the table. This recipe makes a chicken roast dinner so easy – slathered with sunny Flora Buttery, plus garlic, lemon and herbs, the roasting chicken drips its flavoursome juices onto a bed of layered potatoes while it cooks. It’s simple yet really special – just add your favourite veggies to complete the dish.

  • Preparation time15 minutes
  • Cooking time1 hour 20 minutes
  • Servings6 portions
  • DifficultyEasy


  • 450 g (1lb) potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 Medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 300 ml (½ pint) chicken stock
  • 25 g (1oz) Flora Buttery or 2 tbsps Flora Cuisine
  • 1.6 kg (3½lb) chicken
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme chopped

Nutritional Guidelines
(per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)


  1. Layer the potatoes and onion in a shallow ovenproof dish, large enough to hold the chicken. Pour over the stock and spread with half the Flora.
  2. Mix together the remaining Flora with the garlic, lemon rind and herbs and carefully loosen the skin of the chicken over the breast. Spread the flavoured Flora inside the chicken skin.
  3. Quarter the lemon and place in the chicken cavity and then place the chicken on the potatoes.
  4. Cook in preheated oven 200°C, 180°C fan oven, gas mark 6 for about 1 hour 20 minutes or until thoroughly cooked through.
  5. Serve without the chicken skin to reduce the fat content of the meal.