Crisp Roast Chicken Recipe

Submited by Shehnila Asim from Lahore


• 2kg free-range chicken
• 1 lemon, quartered
• 1 bunch thyme
• 50g butter, melted
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 675g chat potatoes
• steamed carrots and peas, to serve


1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Remove excess fat from chicken cavity. Wipe chicken inside and out with paper towels (see tip). Select a roasting pan with sides 4cm high.

2. Place lemon and thyme in chicken cavity. Tie chicken legs together with un waxed string and tuck neck flap and wings underneath. Combine butter and oil in a small bowl. Brush over both sides chicken. Place, breast side down, on a greased roasting rack in pan. Roast for 35 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over high heat. Cook for 10 minutes or until almost tender. Drain. Return potatoes to saucepan. Cover to keep warm. Remove chicken from oven. Turn over and baste with butter mixture. Arrange potatoes around chicken. Brush with butter mixture.

4. Roast both for a further 37 minutes or until juices run clear when chicken thigh pierced with a skewer. Cover and stand for 15 minutes to rest. Carve chicken and serve with potatoes and steamed vegetables.

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Reviews on Crisp Roast Chicken Recipe

Is it skinned chicken or just meat of the chicken, In the same way can I use the different tikka pieces of making crisp chicken? It such a different recipe which I want to make like broast.
rehana - khi 9/22/2015 11:54:25 PM
I think serving is the more important thing in this crisp roast chicken because it is just boiled and prepare with just three ingredients, for those who wants to eat some spicy you must make chutni.
aalia - khi 8/19/2015 4:13:32 AM
Actually in my family every members wants to eat much spicy dishes, when I made this crispy roast chicken yesterday no one like it but my children did an important role to finish it. How can I make much spicy?
khadija - khi 8/2/2015 10:09:09 AM
theak he
umair - karachi 12/17/2012 2:17:22 AM
Acha g. Khud a k bna do
Awon - Lahore 8/24/2012 1:26:57 AM
its really good dish...
simran - karachi 3/17/2011 12:52:52 PM
chicken nught is yummiiiiiiiiiiiii
hasan - karachi 8/16/2010 4:45:53 AM
nugguts recipi is very good
raza warrasich - sahiwal 8/14/2010 11:26:25 PM
Please is ka tarika urdu main bata dain thanks
farooq - Sibi 8/8/2010 9:35:58 AM
please ye recipe urdu men b bataye thanks
SHAISTA - karachi 1/26/2010 4:37:29 AM

Crisp Roast Chicken Recipe

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