Pot-roast chicken and garlic

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 70 mins
Pot-roast chicken and garlic
This easy pot roast chicken is so easy to make and ideal for Sunday dinner.

25g butter, softened

1.5kg whole chicken

1 small onion, halved

3 garlic bulbs

3 bay leaves

A few sprigs of soft thyme, plus extra to serve

75ml water

150ml white wine

Green beans, to serve

Crusty bread, to serve (optional)

Potato salad, to serve (optional)

Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas mark 6.

Rub the butter over the chicken evenly and season with salt and pepper.

Place the onion inside the cavity.

Sit the chicken in a casserole dish with a lid (if you don’t have one, a roasting tray with foil will do).

Place the garlic, bay and thyme around the chicken and pour in the water and wine.

Roast for 30 minutes until lightly golden, place the lid on top (or cover with foil) and continue cooking for another 50 minutes to 1 hour until the chicken is cooked through.

Test by inserting a skewer in the thickest part of the thigh and checking that the juices run clear.

Leave to rest, covered for 10 minutes before carving and serve with a potato salad, steamed green beans and crusty bread to mop up all the juices if you like.


Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
70 minutes

Main ingredients
Alcohol, Chicken, Vegetables, Oil, Bread, Garlic, Herbs

Recipe Type
Family Dinners, Healthy, One Pot

Level of Difficulty

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