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Preserved Lemon Roast Chicken

Preserved Lemon Roast Chicken

Course: Recipes, Main

Elevate your traditional Sunday roast chicken into another realm of the exotic with preserved lemons!


  • 1 whole chicken

  • 60g butter

  • 2 tbsp thyme

  • 1 whole preserved lemon, pips, and flesh removed

  • 4 cloves of garlic

  • zested rind of half a lemon

  • a good grind of salt and pepper


  • Put all the ingredients except the chicken in a food processor and blitz to a paste.
    Otherwise cut everything finely and mix.
  • Gently separate the skin of the chicken breast from the flesh and gently push the butter mix in. 
    Smear some over the chicken’s legs and wings as well.
  • Roast for around 90 minutes or until when a skewer is put into the flesh, the liquid comes out clear.
  • Remove and allow to rest for 15 minutes, wrapped in foil.
  • Serve with your usual Sunday roast favourites.

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