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Lemon, Garlic & Herb Roast Chicken

I made this chicken on a weekday when I needed cheering up and it certainly did that. It was prepared as soon as it got home and marinated overnight. It was definitely worth the wait.



5 Chicken Quarters

1 tbsp Garlic Powder

1 tbsp Oregano

2 Sprigs Of Thyme

1/2 Lemon – sliced

2 tbsp Maziwa Mala – Unsweetened

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

1 tsp Salt



  1. Mix the salt, spices, herbs, lemons and mala in a bowl to form the marinade.
  2. Chop the chicken quarters into 2 or 3 or leave whole if desired.
  3. Put the chicken into the marinade and mix thoroughly.
  4. Cover the bowl with cling film and chill in the fridge overnight. I used a ziplock bag to save space and washing up.
  5. Remove the chicken and let it get to room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C.
  7. Once at room temperature, put the chicken with the lemons into an oiled baking tray.
  8. Roast in the oven for about 40 minutes or until the juices from the chicken are running clear.

I served the chicken with sautéed carrots and chips with Cayenne pepper sprinkled on top. Extremely satisfying!

Happy Roasting!!😃


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