Homemade Lemon, Garlic and Herb Roast Chicken with Chimichurri

Sharing this delicious recipe again because for one I'm craving it and I don't know about you but this week has been crazy!!! and I'm sure you and your family could do with a lovely wholesome roast for Sunday Dinner. This is my Lemon Garlic and Herb Roast Chicken smothered with this spicy homemade Chimichuri sauce made with fresh herbs, garlic and green birds eye chilli's. You're yet to taste anything like this I guarantee!



Whole Chicken

Mortar and Pestle

1 Tbsp Dried onion

Pinch of salt and pepper to taste

Chilli flakes to taste

All purpose/Everyday seasoning


2 Garlic cloves

3 Chicken stock cubes

Olive Oil

Curly Parsley

Fresh Thyme


A whole lemon

Zest of a lemon


Large Bunch Parsley

6 Small Green Chilli's

1 Large Spring Onion

2-3 Garlic Cloves

1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt

2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar or Lemon Juice

4tbsp of Walnut Oil or Olive Oil



Preheat oven to gas mark 7 or 200 degrees

Clean chicken by rinsing with cold water and removing any excess hairs.

In the mortar and pestle, and some dried onions, Pinch of salt, Chilli flakes, All purpose/Everyday seasoning, Peppercorn, 2 minced garlic cloves, 3 chicken stock cubes, Olive Oil and grind

Next you want to chop fresh Parsley, fresh Thyme and Rosemary and add it to the mortar

Add some lemon zest also to the mortar and continue to grind it in order to combine all of the ingredients

Poke some holes in your washed chicken (you can wash your chicken using apple cider vinegar and lemon) so the marinade can seep into the flesh

Rub the marinade into the chicken, ensuring you cover each area as much as possible. For better coverage, press the marinade into the skin and under the skin

Drizzle half a lemon over your chicken and finish off by adding some lemon zest

With the other half of the lemon, place it inside of your chicken

Place the chicken in the oven on 200 degrees for 1hour 45minutes

To dress the chicken, add some Chimichurri all over it and finish off with some herbs and juice of a lemon

For the method on how to make the Chimichurri, check out this post


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