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A couple weekends ago Haze and I spent a better part of our afternoon reorganising the kitchen, throwing out expired stuff, rearranging condiments, sauces, and figuring out where is the optimum places to put pots and pans.

After all the hard work, I had to test run the new and improved cooking environment, so I thought I’d try my hands on a homemade roast chicken.

This recipe is inspired by the version of roast chicken at Graze KL Hilton I tried last year.

the ingredients - chicken, root vegetables, thyme & rosemary
the ingredients – chicken, root vegetables, thyme & rosemary

The three basic ingredients are chicken, root vegetables, and herbs. You also need an oven, and I strongly recommend having a thermometer to check if the chicken’s cooked too.

Ingredients (for 2 pax):

  • half chicken, leave the skin on
  • potato, carrot, leek, mushroom (you can mix and match, chop to bite size)
  • garlic (cut off the top or bottom)
  • fresh thyme and rosemary
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • half a cup of olive oil
  • 2 cups of stock or broth (water is a viable option too, I used leftover soup)

cut vege, arrange chicken, simple
cut vege, arrange chicken, simple


  • pre-heat oven to 175 Celcius
  • apply generous amount of salt and pepper on both sides of chicken
  • pour some olive oil baking pan (or in my case, an oven safe pan)
  • put herbs on both sides of chicken
  • arrange vegetable and garlic bulb around the chicken
  • pour the remaining olive oil on chicken and vegetable
  • pour 1 cup of stock/broth in the mix

internal temperature of 77 Celsius is just nice
internal temperature must be over 75 Celsius

baking/roasting instructions:

  • place the chicken in oven for a total of 50 minutes (70-80 minutes for whole chicken)
  • after 20 minutes, baste the chicken and vegetable with remaining broth at every 10 minute interval
  • chicken is done after 50 minutes, internal temperature of meat should exceed 75 Celsius
  • Carve the chicken and serve!

the result is a success, might try crispy skin style next time
the result is a success, might try crispy skin style next time

The result is a pretty delicious roast chicken that’s rather tender, there are also enough side dishes to make a complete meal as well. If you include leek in the mix, consider putting it under the chicken to prevent them being burnt.

Oh, the garlic turned out great, if you love garlic, consider putting more than one bulb.

Try it yourself at home, bon appétit! Click for more simple recipes from yours truly.

Discuss : KY cooks – Homemade Roast Chicken Recipe

  1. Sounds like a healthy yet lip-smacking dish! Thanks for sharing 😀

  2. Very sui!

    Next time when you make the crispy skin version pls include my share:D I can help do the cleaning up!

  3. Ooooo….looks so good! I love the skin especially when roasted till nice and crispy but my missus will ask the seller to trim it all away. Sobsssssss!!!!

  4. fantastic work! when you start offering delivery service, please let me know … i wanna order this! 😀

  5. KY, great recipe will try it for I love herbs with lot of seasoning in it. Did you had rice or pasta with dish? I some time baked bread or rolls to along with meal. My guy like that. I like to do flaming banana foster dessert.

    • Vickie: I didn’t have baked bread or rolls with this, the potato and carrots were more than enough to fill our stomachs 😀

  6. iamthewitch

    Looks good! We always roast chicken here too… simple and hands-free cooking while we take care of our little boss! hehe

  7. I wish my roasted chicken is as juicy as your, mine always turned out very dry 🙁

  8. this looks yummy… i want an oven at home so that i can try out too!

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