1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2 -3 tbsp of paprika
1 lemon, halved
Bring water to the boil in a small saucepan and boil the lemon halves for 3 minutes.
While the water is boiling, season the chicken generously with salt, including the cavity. Rub the olive oil into the chicken. and sprinkle the paprika over the chicken evenly. Push the hot lemon into the cavity.
Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees and roast the chicken (duration depends on the weight of the chicken, 1.175kg = 1 hr 20 minutes).
When the chicken is done, leave in the oven for 10 minutes to rest.
I love roast chicken, it’s so simple to make and yet so wonderfully wholesome. The Brits got it right with the Sunday Roast. It’s such a good way to start the week, the breast meat, i am going to use it for pasta. The chicken leg and wings, I am going to shred the meat and eat it with salad and bread. The carcass, I have just made some chicken stock with it.