Roast chicken is one of the ultimate classics, and so easy to do you could add to your weekday menu.
Here's the classic way to do it:
Preheat the oven to 210°C. Pat the chicken dry then brush with olive oil. Rub your favourite seasoning onto the surface of chicken.
Place on a rack, breast side down, with a shallow roasting pan underneath (perfect for your roast potatoes). Roast, uncovered, in the centre of oven for 15 - 20 minutes.
Take the chicken out, turn breast side up and return to a lower-heat oven (180°C) for about 60 mins until cooked.
For the last 10 minutes, turn the chicken breast side down again and crisp up in a hotter oven, at 200°C.
Allow to stand 10 minutes before carving.
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Note: Woolworths stocks whole chicken, whole chicken with giblets and whole free-range chicken.
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