The perfect pot roast chicken

There is nothing more satisfying than pulling that perfect pot roast chicken out of the oven on a cold winter’s day, served with some hearty vegetables. This has a delicious citrus flavour from fresh oranges.
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Cooking Methods

  • Roasting

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

1 hour


For the Chicken:

  • 1 large whole chicken
  • 30ml (1 Tbsp) butter
  • Handful rosemary, picked
  • Handful parsley, chopped
  • 10ml (2 tsp) chilli flakes
  • 10ml (2 tsp) smoked paprika
  • 1 orange
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Food Lover’s Blended Seed & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

For the Vegetables

  • 4 large potatoes, washed and cubed
  • 4 large carrots, washed and peeled
  • ½ butternut, peeled and cubed
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Rosemary, chopped, to taste
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix together the butter, rosemary, parsley, chilli flakes and smoked paprika. Season the flavoured butter to taste and add the zest of the orange.
  3. Gently rub this mixture underneath the skin of the chicken and also some on top of the skin.
  4. Cut the orange in half, or, if it is too large, into slices, and place them into the cavity of the chicken.
  5. Place the chicken into an oven-proof dish.
  6. For the vegetables, arrange the potato cubes, whole carrots, butternut cubes and whole garlic cloves around the chicken. Season to taste, sprinkle with rosemary and drizzle with a dash of oil.
  7. Roast the chicken and vegetables for about 1 hour or until golden brown and cooked all the way through.


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