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Roast Chicken with Garlic and Lemon

Roast Chicken

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Note: This was first posted in Dec 2008, now updated with new photos and improved recipe.

With Christmas around the corner, it’s the time of the year to cook more hearty meals like a whole roast chicken. We were extremely satisfied with the end result of this particular roast chicken, I think largely due to the butter mixture which was stuffed underneath the chicken skin. For those who have not roasted a chicken before, you have to totally try it out this holiday season. Roasts like this is relatively fuss-free because the oven is doing 90% of the work, leaving the cook time to sit back and unwind this holiday season. A whole roasted chicken like this makes great party food for all occasions.

Roast Chicken

The reason why we have been roasting a chicken instead of a traditional turkey these few years – (1) my standalone oven is too small to fit in a whole turkey, (2) we are feeding only 2 persons, (3) chicken is much cheaper than turkey, (4) chicken meat usually tastes juicier and less dry than turkey, at least to me. If you are a fan of roast chicken too, do check out the other roast chicken recipes.

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58 Responses to “Roast Chicken with Garlic and Lemon”

  1. Y — December 31, 2008 @ 5:40 am

    Neko is so cute! I’ve always wanted a pet hamster :)

    That chicken looks so yummy. I usually prefer chicken over turkey as well, but Christmas is always the one time of the year we always have turkey at the table.


  2. Katie — December 31, 2008 @ 7:13 am

    Your hamsters are so lucky! They’re very cute, too.


  3. Jude — December 31, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

    Wait, was the chicken alive or something? I’d be a bit queasy too if I had to chop off a chicken head, alive or not.


  4. tigerfish — January 1, 2009 @ 2:38 pm

    World’s luckiest hamsters!

    Great efforts to make such a wonderful x’mas meal! Even down to the details of table setting. Wow!


  5. wiffy — January 2, 2009 @ 2:19 pm

    Thank you everyone for your kind words and seasonal greetings!

    Nate: I dun think I will truss it .. coz I am not sure where to buy kitchen twine in Singapore, hah =P

    pablo: Thanks for your bacon tip! :up:

    Jude: Nooo it was a dead chicken :P we are too chicken to chop off a live chicken head heh


  6. Beautiful chicken! But, those Christmas Sampler Platters are the cutest. =D


  7. Alice — January 5, 2009 @ 8:19 am

    These are lovely…. I loved all the dishes and decor! Yum yum!


  8. wiffy — January 6, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

    Thanks :halo:


  9. Pink Parisian — January 8, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

    Oh I did a similar sort of roast chicken too – its absolutely delicious and I love how you presented everything! :)


  10. Indonesia Eats — December 21, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    Beautiful looking chicken, Wiffy!