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Quick and Delicious Roast Chicken Recipe


  • 1 organic chicken (believe it or not you can go from buying ‘bits’ of free range chicken to organic chicken overnight and SAVE money. Whole chicken is much more economical, and you then have the carcasse for stocks, as well as the peace of mind knowing you’re avoiding GMO grains in the chicken feed, which is possible and probable in Australia of non organic chicken / pork)
  • 1 heaped tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp celtic or himalayan salt
  • zest of one lemon
  • 4-6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon
  • a few parsley stalks to go into the chook carcass


  • Preheat oven on 200C / 400F
  • Rub the salt, paprika, lemon zest and olive oil over the chicken, front and back
  • Bake upside down (thighs up) for 25mins and then turn over and bake another 40 mins the right way up. If you’re doing 2 chickens on the tray, bake first side 30mins and second side 45mins. It takes a little bit longer with two in the oven.
  • Let that cool once it’s done or have a warm roast dinner and use leftover chicken meat for the salad the next day!