Lemon and herb chicken roast

Lemon and herb chicken roast: A taste experience. Image: Msi Muzi Mathebula.

Lemon and herb chicken roast – Zingy deliciousness

Enliven your taste buds with this zesty roast sprinkled with fragrant herbs.

Lemon and herb chicken roast

Lemon and herb chicken roast: A taste experience. Image: Msi Muzi Mathebula.

Planning a special dinner? Prepare this lemon and herb chicken roast paired with a lemon cream sauce to wow your guests. This zingy dish will enliven your taste buds.

Preparing this appetising feast will not take much of your time. With only 10 minutes of preparation time followed by 40 minutes in the oven, you can have a fantastic lemon and herb chicken roast ready to serve.

The rich lemon and herb aroma will engulf your home with the most alluring flavours inviting everyone to start hanging around the kitchen before dinner time. The result is a crispy cooked chicken on the outside with soft, succulent meat on the inside. The lemon cream sauce enhances the flavour of the chicken making you savour each bite.

So next time you have to whip together a five-star meal in almost no time, remember this delicious lemon and herb chicken roast. If you have a fully defrosted chicken, you have it ready in less than an hour.

Lemon and herb chicken roast recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Msi Muzi Mathebula Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • Chicken
  • 1 whole chicken

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons mustard powder

  • 2 tablespoons butter chicken spice

  • zest of 1 lemon

  • juice of 1 squeezed lemon

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • salt and pepper for seasoning

  • 2 potatoes

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • Lemon cream sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup cream

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs

  • 50 g butter

  • 3 tablespoons flour


  • Chicken
  • Preheat the oven to 100°C.
  • In a bowl mix the olive oil, dried ingredients, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  • Brush the mixture on the whole chicken.
  • Place the potatoes in a casserole dish with butter, add the chicken and bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
  • Lemon cream sauce
  • Place the butter, garlic cloves, red pepper and mixed herbs in a pot and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the flour and stir for a minute.
  • Add the milk and cream, keep stirring until thick and creamy, then add lemon.


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