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Italian Herb Crusted Roast Chicken Recipe with Sun Dried Tomato | Holly Bell

If you like your chicken skin to be really crispy this Italian Herb Crusted Roast Chicken Recipe will definitely do the job.

It all makes sense, if you like it crispy then use herbed breadcrumbs to bring an added crispy dimension to your roast chicken. If it works so well on a rack of lamb why shouldn’t it work well on a chicken?

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Italian Herb Crusted Roast Chicken Recipe | Holly Bell

Serving: 4-6 | Prep: 10 min | Cooking: 75 min


Whole Chicken 1
Lemons 2 wedges
Onion 1 wedges
Garlic 5 cloves
Fresh Thyme few sprigs
Sun Dried Tomato Paste 3 tablespoons
Basil 1 teaspoon chopped
Breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons

1 . Preheat the oven to 200°C
2 . Fill the cavity with 3 lemon quarters, a few onion wedges, half the thyme and 5 cloves of garlic
3 . Brush the skin with the sun dried tomato paste
4 . Scatter the remaining lemon, thyme & onion wedges around the chicken
5 . Into the oven for approximately 40-60 minutes, you want about 20 minutes cooking time left
6 . Chop up the basil and mix it together with the breadcrumbs
7 . When you have approximately 20 minutes cooking time left remove from the oven and coat the skin with the breadcrumb & basil mixture
8 . The chicken will be hot so be careful when patting on the breadcrumbs and basil
9 . Roast for another 20 minutes and rest for 20 minutes before serving.


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