Roasted Flattened Chicken. A quick and easy way to roast chicken and keep it moist. Way better than rotisserie! Serve as part of a hot dinner or have cold cuts!

Roasted Flattened Chicken. A quick and easy way to roast chicken and keep it moist. Way better than rotisserie! Serve as part of a hot dinner or have cold cuts!

This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our great cooks, Simone.

Roasted Flattened Chicken is exactly what it say it is! This is a great way to cook a whole chicken in less time, and ensure it is kept moist and full of flavour.

It's a great easy recipe and served alongside your favourite vegetables and roast potatoes, what could be better?!

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You can also add some squash, carrots, potatoes etc in the same pan and cook altogether if you wish! It's certainly VERY delicious!

Recipe from Simone Logozzo

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

Approx 60 minutes - 1 1/2 hrs depending on the size of the chicken

Yield

1 Chicken

Ingredients

1 Whole Chicken
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp herbs du Provence
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions

1. Cut through the whole chicken along the backbone and open it up and give it a good flattening with the palm of your hand.

2. Marinate the chicken in the juice of 1 lemon, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tbsp herbs du Provence and olive oil.

3. Place in pan and cover very tightly with aluminum foil.

4. Place in a pre-heated oven to 450 F for 1/2 hr, then uncover and roast at 400 F until juices run clear and it's golden. (You can add some sliced up potatoes and onions for a meal in a pan).
Allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving. Serve with your favourite vegetables and potatoes!

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Roasted Flattened Chicken. A quick and easy way to roast chicken and keep it moist. Way better than rotisserie! Serve as part of a hot dinner or have cold cuts!

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Roasted Flattened Chicken. A quick and easy way to roast chicken and keep it moist. Way better than rotisserie! Serve as part of a hot dinner or have cold cuts!

Roasted Flattened Chicken

Yield: 1 Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Roasted Flattened Chicken. A quick and easy way to roast chicken and keep it moist. Way better than rotisserie! Serve as part of a hot dinner or have cold cuts!

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp herbs du Provence
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Cut through the whole chicken along the backbone and open it up and give it a good flattening with the palm of your hand.
  2. Marinate the chicken in the juice of 1 lemon, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tbsp herbs du Provence and olive oil.
  3. Place in pan and cover very tightly with aluminum foil.
  4. Place in a pre-heated oven to 450 F for 1/2 hr, then uncover and roast at 400 F until juices run clear and it's golden. (You can add some sliced up potatoes and onions for a meal in a pan).
  5. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving. Serve with your favourite vegetables and potatoes!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 Chicken
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1567Total Fat: 95gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 61gCholesterol: 526mgSodium: 2820mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 164g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

Delicious Chicken Dinner Ideas

Here's a selection of lovely chicken dinner recipes for you. All very easy to make and the family love them!

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    I don’t usually cook a whole chicken, but with the whole family coming over, it’s a must! This recipe is amazing, thanks for sharing :)