Preparation time: 10 minutes



Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Branching out from the usual Christmas turkey dinner but still want something traditionally British? This juicy roast chicken with golden skin recipe is super easy to prepare and ideal for a hassle free Christmas dinner. Served with perfectly cooked seasonal veg, bread sauce, and a generous helping of rich, flavoursome gravy. It's a dish that is as simple to cook as it is delicious, and never fails to leave the whole family wanting more!


• 1.4-1.6kg (3-3½lb) chicken, cleaned

• 3tbsps olive oil

• Zest of 1 lemon

• 1 clove garlic, crushed

• 1tbsp freshly chopped herbs, e.g. thyme, parsley

• 1 onion, halved

• Freshly ground black pepper

• 1 Knorr Chicken Gravy Pot


1.Mix together olive oil, lemon zest, garlic and herbs. Season and brush over chicken.

2.Place the onion and halved lemon inside the chicken cavity and place chicken on rack in roasting tin.

3.Cook in centre of oven at 190°C, 170°C fan oven, Gas Mark 5 allowing 20 minutes per 450g (1lb) plus an extra 20 minutes. Baste occasionally during cooking.

4.Meanwhile, make the gravy by first pouring off the fat from the roasting juices. Add the Knorr Gravy Pot with 280ml vegetable water to the roasting tin and slowly bring to the boil, stirring continuously. Boil for 1 minute.5.Serve with roast potatoes, your choice of seasonal vegetables, bread sauce and Knorr gravy.

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