Irish Roast Chicken

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

Recipe: #40306

March 09, 2023

"Irish roast chicken is a classic dish made with a whole chicken and traditional Irish spices. It is then roasted in the oven until the skin is golden and crisp and the interior is juicy and tender."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (524.5 g)
  • Calories 454.5
  • Total Fat - 7.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 725.8 mg
  • Sodium - 341.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 39.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.7 g
  • Sugars - 8.2 g
  • Protein - 56.2 g
  • Calcium - 89.1 mg
  • Iron - 8.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 74.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425 degree Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Make a bed of vegetables by putting the carrots and onions in the middle of a roasting tray.

Step 3

Slice one of the garlic heads in half horizontally, and leave the unpeeled cloves of the other head of garlic loose:; add to roasting tray.

Step 4

Season chicken all over.

Step 5

Place the chicken breast-side down on top of the vegetables

Step 6

Then stuff the lemon halves into the chicken.

Step 7

Pour the wine over it and then season generously with thyme, salt and pepper.

Step 8

Roast for about 45 minutes.

Step 9

Take the roasting tin out of the oven, flip the bird over and squeeze some honey on top.

Step 10

Season again and cook for another 15-20 minutes. At this stage, take it out and leave for a few minutes.

Step 11

Give the legs a wiggle: they should move about freely.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


We loved the lemony zing throughout the breast of the chicken. This was tender, moist and flavorful chicken.


review by:
(13 Mar 2023)


Great roast chicken. It was cooked perfectly. The honey was a unique touch and it browned nicely. Thank you!


review by:
(12 Mar 2023)

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