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AI generated by Dinner, European cuisine
Servings Difficulty Prep time Cook time Total time
4 Intermediate 20 min 60 min 80 min

A comforting recipe combining succulent roast chicken with herb-infused potatoes, perfect for a heartwarming family meal.

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Roast chicken has been a Sunday dinner staple in many European countries, often symbolizing comfort and togetherness.

Imagine a time-worn table in a cozy farmhouse kitchen, the warm scents of roast chicken and herb-infused potatoes wafting through the air. This dish, Rustic Roast Chicken with Herb Potatoes, pays homage to the simplicity and heartiness of traditional country cooking. Perfect for a family gathering or a comforting weekend meal, this recipe combines succulent chicken with the humble potato, elevated by a mélange of herbs. Each bite is a testament to the time-honored methods passed down through generations, effortlessly bringing the nostalgia of pastoral life to your dining table.

Our journey begins with the selection of a free-range chicken, marinated and seasoned with care. The potatoes are bathed in a fragrant blend of local herbs, an ode to the bountiful gardens nestled in the countryside. As the dish slowly roasts, the flavors meld, resulting in the perfect roast that's crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. A true celebration of rural gastronomy, this dish invites you to partake in the joy of simple, yet profound flavors that have graced the tables of many for centuries.


To craft this homestyle feast, you'll need an assortment of fresh herbs and a well-raised chicken, alongside pantry staples to enliven the flavors.

Rosemary and Thyme, both essential in European cooking, have been grown since ancient times for their medicinal and culinary uses.

  • 1 whole chicken (approx. 1.5 kg)
  • 500g potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional for heat)


Prepare a feast fit for the heartiest of appetites with these kitchen endeavours, each step guiding you to culinary delight.

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C.
  2. In a bowl, mix olive oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Pat the chicken dry and rub the mixture all over, getting under the skin for maximum flavor.
  4. Place the chicken in a roasting pan and stuff the cavity with lemon remains, rosemary, and thyme.
  5. Toss potatoes around the chicken and drizzle with any remaining marinade.
  6. Roast for about 1 hour or until the chicken is golden and potatoes are tender.
  7. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before serving.

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For extra crispiness, roast the chicken at 220°C for the last 10 minutes.

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