Herby Lemon Chicken Recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 30 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 443 kCal 22%
Fat 13g 19%
  -  Saturates 2.5g 13%


  • 1 large free-range roasting chicken, jointed (get your butcher to do this or buy chicken pieces)
  • large handful flat-leaf parsley
  • small bunch each: oregano, lemon thyme
  • 200ml (7fl oz) white wine
  • zest 1 lemon (keep the juice for serving)
  • 5 garlic cloves, lightly crushed
  • 3tbsp olive oil


  • Make a few slashes in the chicken pieces to help the marinade penetrate the flesh. Put the chicken into a non-metallic dish or a large ziplock bag. Pick the herbs then roughly chop. Mix them with the wine, lemon zest, garlic and oil with plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

  • Mix the marinade with the chicken, pushing it into the slashes. Cover and refrigerate overnight. You can either barbecue the chicken or roast it at 200 C, 180 C fan, 400 F, gas 6 for 25 to 30 minutes. Ideally, roast it and then finish off on the barbecue to get that lovely charred flavour. Serve with a squeeze of lemon – it’s delicious with our Chorizo and pasta salad (right).

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