Slow Roasted Cajun Chicken

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 40m
Ready In

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Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (391.6 g)
  • Calories 398.2
  • Total Fat - 16 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3 g
  • Cholesterol - 721.3 mg
  • Sodium - 270.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 1.8 g
  • Protein - 54.8 g
  • Calcium - 72.1 mg
  • Iron - 8.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 30.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 140C.

Step 2

Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the oil over a large roasting pan.

Step 3

Lightly crush garlic with the back of a knife.

Step 4

Break cinnamon into large pieces.

Step 5

Place garlic, cinnamon and lemon in centre of the pan.

Step 6

In a bowl combine paprika, thyme, onion flakes, dried oregano, chilli powder, pepper and remaining oil.

Step 7

Trim excess fat from chicken and tie legs together with kitchen string and then rub all over with the paprika mixture and then place breast side up, n lemon mixture and pour the stock around the chicken in the pan.

Step 8

Roast, basting every hour with pan juice for 2 1/2 hours or until juices run clear when chicken thigh is pierced with a skewer.

Step 9

Transfer chicken to a serving dish and cover loosely with foil and set aside for 10 minutes to rest.

Step 10

Suggested you serve with roasted vegetables such as pumpkin, baby potatoes and zucchini and oregano sprigs to garnish.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



What a tasty roast chicken this is!! I used ground cinnamon instead of a cinnamon stick (just sprinkled a bit with chicken broth) and it worked perfectly. I tossed some chopped potatoes in bottom of pan and this made for a fantastic meal.

review by:
(30 Apr 2017)


Great chicken! The changes I made was using fresh thyme and fresh oregano but otherwise made as directed. My chicken was about 3 pounds. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(30 May 2016)