Get the kids involved in cooking the Sunday roast dinner. Our lemon and thyme roast chicken is an easy to make recipe which the whole family can enjoy together.
This simple step-by-step picture recipe is all about teaching your child how to prepare roast chicken and the do’ and don’ts of cooking raw meat too.
Some of the stages may need adult supervision like taking the chicken in and out of the oven, but it’s the perfect excuse to spend some quality time with your child in the kitchen.
The chicken will take 30 mins to prepare and 1hr and 20 mins to cook. This recipe serves 4 people and works out at 447 calories per portion.
- 1.5kg corn-fed chicken
- 2 level tsps poultry seasoning
- 1 lemon
- 1 red onion, peeled and quartered
- 6 fresh thyme sprigs
- 2tbsps olive oil
- 450ml pressed apple juice
- 1tbsp thickening granules
Put the chicken in the roasting tin, sprinkle evenly with the seasoning. Finely grate the lemon zest and put that on one side for the vegetables. Cut the lemon in half and push it inside the chicken with the onion wedges and 4 thyme sprigs. Wash your hands thoroughly.
Wearing oven gloves, carefully remove the chicken from the oven. Push a fork into the chicken leg. If the juices run clear, the chicken is cooked. If the juices are pink, the chicken needs to be cooked for a further 10 mins, and then checked again.