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Oven Baked Whole Chicken

This scrumptious chicken traybake, is the perfect meal to share with family and friends.

Hello everyone, today we will be cooking an succulent whole chicken in the oven. The preparation time is 5 minutes, and then 1 to 2 hours in the oven, depending on the size of the chicken; however it is super easy and has few ingredients.


1 green pepper

2 medium onions (white or red)

4 to 6 potatoes

1 green or red apple

1/2 cup white wine or water

2 tablespoons provencal herbs

1 lemon

1 whole chicken

Depending on the size of the chicken and the amount of potatoes you use, this recipe could serve from 3 to 5 people.


Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4.

Peel and quarter the onions and potatoes. Deseed the pepper and tear into big chunks and dice the apple. Then place it all in a big roasting tray with 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Add salt and pepper and reserve.

Take the chicken and cut the tail and the sides that are full of fat. Season generously with pepper, salt, oil and Provencal herbs. Make sure you get into all the nooks and crannies of the chicken and don't forget to put it inside too. Slice the Lemon and put it inside the chicken.

Place the chicken over the vegetables, and shove them into the oven. Turn the chicken over every 15 minutes and move around the vegetables. After 30 minutes, pour the white wine (or water) over the chicken and vegetables to rehidrate. If your chicken is quite large, remove the vegetables when they are done, and keep cooking the chicken. Keep turning the chicken regularly until it's completely done. This can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours, depending on the size of the chicken.

Now that is done, serve in a big tray to share on the table.

As we always say: If your plate doesn't look like our picture, don't worry! We spent over 40 minutes trying to find the perfect angle for the photo. If you don't have any of the ingredients on the list or don't like something, don't hesitate to replace it. This recipe is just a guide, and you can adapt it to your tastes. So do not stop making it, you will be surprised how fast and delicious it is! Remember: "Practice makes perfect" You can see how we did it in this video:

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