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Lemon and Sage Flat-Roast Chicken

Lemon and Sage Flat-Roast Chicken


A mouth-watering roast perfect for any night of the week!

  • Serves: 4-6 |
    4-6 servings
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  • Prep Time : 10 mins |
  • Cook Time : 60 mins
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1 large free-range chicken, back bone cut out with kitchen scissors


50 g softened butter

juice and zest of 1 lemon

4 finely chopped sage leaves

4 fat cloves garlic, crushed

8 sage leaves

olive oil

salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 180 ˚C (convection oven) or 190 ˚C (conventional oven).

Carefully loosen the skin of the chicken. Combine the stuffing ingredients and rub generously under the skin. Place the whole sage leaves under the skin as well.

Place the flat chicken onto a roasting rack, rub with a little olive oil and season well with salt and pepper.

Roast for 1 hour. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Delicious with honey-roasted carrots, garlic butter baby potatoes and zesty green beans.