This is my go to recipe for roast chicken – it’s my eldest son’s favourite dinner and he requests it often. He particularly loves the herby butter which I rub under the skin – it keeps the chicken moist and is packed full of flavour.
This is a very simple recipe, all you do is take 75g soft butter and mix it with fresh chopped herbs of your choice – today I went for lemon thyme and rosemary. Season the herby butter with salt and pepper. Gently work your fingers underneath the chicken skin to loosen it, trying not to rip it. Using your hands, work the butter underneath the skin. Rub the remaining butter over the top of the chicken. Pop a few herb sprigs and half a lemon in the cavity and pop in the oven for 1-1/2 hours, depending on the size of your chicken.