Roast Chicken with Lime & Herbs

By shahdan • February 3, 2016

4 servings
30 min
Roast Chicken with Lime & Herbs

الوصفه بالعربي

When it comes to chicken, the combination of lime, thyme and rosemary is always phenomenal! With no added onions, this succulent & moist chicken roast is infused with the most delicate herbal aromas. The lime adds extra freshness, while the fragrant roasted potatoes make it absolutely comforting. This is what I call a joyful meal!


  • 1 small chicken (about 1 kg) - دجاج
  • 2 medium lime - ليمون بلدي
  • 2 sprig rosemary - روزماري/ إكليل الجبل
  • 4 sprig thyme (or 2 tsp. dried thyme) - زعتر
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder - بودرة ثوم
  • 2 drizzle olive oil - زيت زيتون
  • 4 medium potatoes - بطاطس
  • 2 small garlic cloves minced - فصوص ثوم
  • sea salt (to taste) - ملح البحر
  • black pepper (to taste) - فلفل أسود

Step by step

  1. Marinate the chicken with the juice of one lime, salt, freshly cracked black pepper, garlic powder, and half the rosemary and thyme quantity. Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  3. Peel and slice the potatoes and place in an oven-proof dish. Add minced garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary, and a drizzle olive oil. Toss the potatoes together and arrange on the baking dish. Add half a cup of water on the potatoes to help them cook without burning.
  4. Place the marinated chicken over the potatoes. Sprinkle with extra thyme on top. Arrange sliced lime over the chicken. And finish it off with a drizzle of olive oil.
  5. Bake uncovered for 60- 75 minutes or until the chicken and the potatoes are cooked through. Ovens may vary so if you feel that the surface will burn, you can cover the dish with foil for half of the baking time. Best served with white rice and a simple salad.


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2 responses to “Roast Chicken with Lime & Herbs”

  1. Nouran says:

    Hi 🙂
    Do I have to open the grill or the only down the oven

  2. shahdan says:

    Hi Nouran, if you open the grill it will burn, so just the regular oven 🙂

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