Upside down roast chicken

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Serves: 6

By JammySplodger



  • 1 whole chicken

  • 2-3 onions peeled and sliced in half


  1. Lay the halved onions in a roasting tin.
  2. Season the chicken with pepper, herbs or lemon stuffed under the skin or inside if you wish.
  3. Balance the chicken upside down, with the onions shoved under the sides to stop it toppling over.
  4. Roast according to its weight ie 20 minutes per lb/0.5 kg, plus another 20 minutes at 190C.

Handy Hint

If you want crispy skin and a bit of colour, you could try turning the chicken right side up towards the end and whack the heat up for the last 10 minutes.

Additional Information

  • Chicken

  • Main Course

  • Nut Free

  • Gluten Free

  • Egg Free

  • Dairy Free

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  • JammySplodger 03/12/12 12:55

    Cooking the chicken upside down keeps the breast meat lovely and moist while the thighs cook through.