Easy spiced roast chicken

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Easy spiced roast chicken Easy Food

Serves 4


4 chicken thighs
4 chicken drumsticks
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp dried thyme
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Salt and black pepper


To serve:
Baby potatoes or rice
Green leaves


  1. Preheat the oven to 220˚C/200˚C fan/gas mark 7.
  2. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, turmeric, oregano, thyme, cayenne and some salt and black pepper.
  3. Place the chicken in a baking dish or casserole dish. Pour the spice mixture over the chicken and rub it into all sides.
  4. Turn the chicken skin side up and arrange in a single layer. Roast for 40-45 minutes or until completely cooked throughout.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Serve with baby potatoes or rice and some green leaves.

Per Serving:
466kcals, 29.8g fat (7.4g saturated), 1.7g carbs (0.3g sugars), 44.9g protein, 0.5g fibre, 0.227g sodium

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