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Roasted Free Range Chicken-Served on Chopping Board With Lettuce Leaves

Roasted Free-Range Chicken

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: International
Diet: Gluten Free, Halal
Keyword: roasted free range chicken rtecipe, roasted free-range chicken, roasted free-range chicken recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 4 portions
Calories: 498kcal
Author: Timea
This is the easiest way to make a delicious roasted free-range chicken full of flavours for a festive family meal.
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  • 1 baking tray


  • 1.400 kg chicken free-range
  • 1 piece apple
  • 1 piece lemon
  • 1 piece onion medium-size
  • 2 sprigs thyme fresh
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp sea salt kosher
  • 1 tsp ground pepper freshly ground
  • 150 g butter unsalted


  • Cut and remove the unwanted parts of the chicken, i.e. the rump, the paws and the wing tips. Wipe the chicken with a paper towel, so the skin becomes as dry as possible.
  • Cut the onion, apple and lemon into quarters so that they fit more easily and try to insert all the ingredients into the internal cavity of the chicken.
  • Season the chicken with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and massage it into the skin.
  • Spread the butter on all sides of the chicken. Grease the baking tray with sunflower oil, and place the chicken on it, breast side up.
  • Add, if remain, the rest of the ingredients in the pan and cover with aluminium foil.
  • Place the tray in the preheated oven at 180 C Fan (356 F) and roast for an hour.
  • Remove the foil and baste the chicken with the butter juice from the tray.
  • Put it back for 10-20 minutes until the skin becomes crispy and acquires a beautiful golden-brown colour.



The ingredients may differ depending on everyone's imagination and ideas.
You can also use rosemary or other aromatic plants and fruits such as oranges or plums.


Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 1326mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg