Lemon & thyme roast chicken
- 1 unwaxed lemon
- 1 Asda Whole Chicken (1.5kg)
- A few sprigs of thyme
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Asda Extra Special Smoked Sea Salt Black Pepper and Lemon Rub
Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Halve the lemon and rub the cut side of one half all over the chicken, then put the used lemon half inside the cavity, along with the sprigs of thyme.
Cut the remaining lemon half into wedges and put in a roasting tin. Place the chicken on top so that the lemon wedges act as a trivet while the bird is roasting – this will ensure it cooks evenly. Spread the oil over the chicken and sprinkle with the Extra Special rub.
Roast for 20-25 minutes per 500g, plus an extra 20 minutes (about 1 hour 35 minutes for this size bird). Baste halfway through cooking. Remove from the oven, cover with foil and leave to rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.