Thai flavoured roast chicken

Tasty and fragrant easy family meal

Thai flavoured roast chicken recipe Thai flavoured roast chicken recipe prep

PRE-HEAT THE OVEN TO 190˚C/170˚C FAN/GAS 5

1. WASH
Wash the chicken and pat dry with kitchen paper.

2. PREP
Peel and finely chop the ginger. Peel and crush the garlic. Wash, zest and juice the lime. Wash, deseed and finely chop the chilli. Wash and roughly chop the coriander, including the stems.

3. BLITZ
Blitz the ginger, coriander, chilli, garlic and lime zest in a blender. Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, half the lime juice and a little sea salt and blitz again to a paste.

4. SPREAD
Place the chicken in a roasting tin. Working from the neck end of the chicken, push your fingers between the skin and the flesh to loosen it. Then spread the fragrant paste evenly over the breast meat and smooth the skin back into place.

5. DRIZZLE
Mix the remaining oil and lime juice together and drizzle over the chicken. Sprinkle with a generous grinding of black pepper.

6. ROAST
Roast for approximately 90 minutes or until the juices run clear when you insert a skewer in the thickest part of the thigh.

7. REST
Remove the chicken from the oven, cover with foil and leave to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Notes from the cook

  • This fantastically easy, fragrant roast will soon become a family favourite and it only takes 20 minutes hands-on prep time.

  • Stuff any leftovers in a wholemeal wrap with avocado and green leaves for a satisfying lunch the following day.

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