The roast chicken

roast chicken

Sunday Roast Chicken, oh my!
Despite its simplicity, it is the French people’s favorite dish. We’ve all had this dish prepared with love by a mother, grandmother, or loved one.
But what are the secrets to making a juicy roast chicken with crunchy skin?

Yield: 1

The roast chicken

roast chicken recipe

Despite the fact that it is a simple recipe, it should not be underestimated. To begin, make sure to select a high-quality product, either directly from the producer or from a poultry dealer who will know which one to recommend.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 1 farm chicken
  • 2 onions
  • 4 potatoes
  • 5/6 cloves of garlic if possible pink
  • 1 tablespoon of rapeseed or sunflower oil
  • salt and ground pepper
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 glass of water
  • 1 baking tray


    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
    2. Line the bottom of the pan with the onions.
    3. Season the inside of the chicken with salt and pepper, then top with the poached but slightly crushed garlic cloves and thyme.
    4. Season the outside of the chicken with salt and gently massage it with the rapeseed oil.
    5. Roast the meatier side of the chicken on one side.
    6. Pour in the glass of water and bake at 200 degrees Celsius.
    7. Wash the potatoes and cut them into large chunks while keeping the skin on.
    8. After 15 minutes, remove the pan from the oven, add the potatoes, and turn the chicken to roast on the other side.
    9. After another 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to 180 ° C, turn the chicken over, and place it back in the oven for another 30 minutes.
    10. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside for 20-30 minutes to rest. The meat will stretch out and become more tender as a result.
    11. Bake for another 10 minutes to reheat, just before cutting the chicken, and season the vegetables lightly with salt and pepper. Serve immediately and enjoy.
    12. Have a delicious meal!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 175Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 13mgSodium 122mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 7g

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