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Our latest Tastemade recipe is a classic: Roast Chicken with New Potatoes. Perfect for Sunday afternoons with the family, but tastes amazing every day of the week, it’s full of fresh ingredients and tonnes of flavour.

Serves 4-6 Cook Time 1hr 40mins Total Time 2hrs 25 mins

Ingredients 

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  • Ocado Organic Whole Chicken (approx 1.7kg)
  • 1 large or 2 small lemon, halved
  • I bulb garlic, cut in half
  • 5-6 sprigs fresh oregano, divided
  • 5-6 sprigs fresh thyme, divided
  • 2 tbsps M&S Mediterranean Paste + 1 tbsp extra for cooking
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2  tsp Maldon salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 200ml fresh chicken stock
  • 500g miniature new potatoes 
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 8
  • 2 small red peppers, cut into large chunks
  • 2 small yellow peppers, cut into large chunks
  • 2 small courgettes, cut into thick rounds/slices
  • 100g cherry tomatoes
  • 10-12 olives (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. 
  2. Prepare a large baking tray by creating a trivet using a coil made of foil or a small wire rack. 
  3. Pat dry chicken, untruss the legs and stuff the cavity with the lemon halves, garlic and half of the oregano and thyme. 
  4. In a small bowl mix the M&S Mediterranean paste with the olive oil, salt and pepper and brush over the entire chicken, not missing any parts. 
  5. Place the chicken on the trivet and pour the stock around the outside. 
  6. Loosely cover with foil and place in the oven for 45 minutes. 
  7. After this time, uncover and baste the chicken then arrange the potatoes, red onion, peppers and courgettes around the chicken. 
  8. Cover with the foil again and return to the oven for 25 minutes.
  9. Once ready remove the foil, scatter in the cherry tomatoes and olives. 
  10. Brush the chicken with some more M&S Mediterranean Paste and return to the oven uncovered for another 20-25 mins until the chicken is cooked through and coloured and the vegetables are roasted.

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