I love roasting chickens—it’s so easy and the result is so much better than anything you can buy.

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You will need:


2 tablespoons sage, chopped

1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped

3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted and chopped

1⁄2 teaspoon salt

1⁄4 teaspoon pepper

1 large organic chicken

glug of olive oil

small potatoes carrots, sliced

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Mix together sage, rosemary, pine nuts, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Loosen breast skin of chicken and place mixture underneath.
  4. If there is any of the mixture left, use that for the cavity of the chicken.
  5. Tie legs together using kitchen twine.
  6. Rub chicken with olive oil and place in an ovenproof dish.
  7. Add potatoes and carrots.
  8. Drizzle with olive oil.
  9. Bake for about 11⁄2 hours, check for doneness with a thermometer.
  10. Let the chicken rest about 10 minutes before serving.


Photography by Susanna Blavarg

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