Roasted chicken with garlic potatoes

Roasted chicken with garlic potatoes

1 hour 15 mins



  • 1kg small Wilcox potatoes, quartered
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled
  • Salt
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 poussins (500g each)
  • 1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges


  1. Preheat the oven to 210°C. Cook the potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling water for 5 minutes, to blanch. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, place the oil and garlic in a large baking dish and heat for 5 minutes. Add the potatoes, sprinkle with salt to taste, and bake for 15 minutes, turning as they brown. Scatter over half the rosemary leaves.
  3. Combine the oregano, chilli powder and a grinding of pepper in a small bowl. Rub the poussins with the spice mixture. Place, breast-side-up, on the potatoes and roast for 30 to 35 minutes or until cooked through. Serve the birds halved, with the lemon, remaining rosemary sprigs and the potatoes.

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Serving size 4

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