For your next quick and easy dinner idea, pick up a ready cooked “Festive Roast Chicken” or roast your own at home with all the fresh seasonal ingredients right at your fingertips. This recipe is a real favourite, perfect for your next family gathering.
Mediterranean Roast vegetables
Preheat the oven to 200c
1. Rinse the chicken inside and out removing any excess fat and patting it dry with paper towel. Season the chicken inside with salt and pepper and then fill it with the thyme and the lemon halves.
2. Place the chicken into a large baking tray and brush the outside of the chicken with melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken and roast the chicken for 50 minutes.
3. Add in the vegetables and roast for a further 40 minutes turning them after 15 minutes. Remove the chicken and vegetables to a platter and cover the chicken with foil for about 15 minutes. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar onto the vegetables and slice the chicken onto a platter serving it alongside the vegetables.