Slow Roasted Chicken and Garlic

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This roast chicken is meltingly tender and full of lovely garlic flavours.


  • 1 x size 16 Free Range Chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 bulbs of garlic
  • Juice and finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • thyme leaves


Preheat the oven to 150 C.
Place the chicken in a small roasting dish.
Roughly chop the garlic bulbs and sit snugly around the chicken with a chunk in the cavity as well.
Drizzle the chicken with olive oil and lemon juice, sprinkle with lemon zest, thyme leaves, salt and pepper.
Roast for 2 1/2 – 3 hours until the chicken is tender and the garlic is soft and well coloured.

Serve with creamy mash and steamed greens.

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