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Lemon and Basil Roast Chicken

Lemon and Basil Roast Chicken

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15 mins + 45 mins
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Serves 4
Dairy Free Dairy Free
 Gluten Free Gluten Free
 Low Sugar Low Sugar


  • 1.5kg chicken pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves, plus extra to serve
  • Juice of 1 lemon, plus 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 chicken stock cube, crumbled
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 500g baby potatoes, halved
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 eggplant, cut into 3cm chunks
  • 250g punnet cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup white wine or water


1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).

2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, basil, lemon juice, lemon wedges, 2 tablespoons of oil, garlic and stock. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper.

3. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining oil, potatoes and onion and season.

4. In a large baking dish, arrange chicken and vegetables. Bake for 25 minutes. Add eggplant and tomatoes, then pour over wine or water. Stir gently.

5. Bake for a further 15-20 minutes. Arrange on a platter, sprinkle with extra basil and serve.


To check your chicken is cooked, insert a skewer into the thickest part of the biggest piece of chicken and if the liquid runs clear, it’s cooked.

* Check your chicken stock is gluten free.


Qty Price
Countdown Chicken Thighs Skinless Boneless Medium Pk $21.00 kg
$21.00 kg
Superb Herb Basil Fresh $3.70 ea
$3.70 ea
Fresh Produce Lemons
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Essentials Olive Oil $5.00 ea
$5.00 ea
Fresh Produce Garlic Bulb Nz
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Oxo Chicken Stock Cubes 71g $2.50 ea
$2.50 ea
Countdown Salt Sea Grinder $3.50 ea
$3.50 ea
Countdown Pepper Grinder Medly $3.50 ea
$3.50 ea
Fresh Produce Potatoes Baby Perlas $3.50 ea
$3.50 ea
Fresh Produce Onions Red Peeled $6.99 kg
$6.99 kg
Fresh Produce Eggplant $2.99 ea
$2.99 ea
Fresh Produce Tomatoes Manuka Cherry
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Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc $15.00 ea
$15.00 ea