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Nigella’s Slow Roast Chicken


I confess that until this year I’d never even seen Nigella let alone tried one of her recipes. This is her Slow Roasted Garlic & Lemon Chicken and yes, it is tasty but you definitely need to like lemon. As usual, I tweaked the original recipe, due to what I did and didn’t have in the kitchen.

I used:

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 6-8 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 2 lemons (cut into quarters)
  • 1 handful fresh thyme
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine (I only had good quality wine so I scaled it back….wanted to drink it instead!)
  •  black pepper

Preheat the oven to 160°C, pop the chicken in the roasting tins and add the rest of items (excluding wine and pepper), mixing around with your hands.

Pour the wine over the chicken and grind some pepper over. Cover the dish with foil and…cook for 2 hours. Then remove the foil, crank up the heat to 200 and crisp everything up for 30-40 minutes. This is such an easy Sunday night dinner!

My photography has a long way to go to compete with Nigella sadly.



3 thoughts on “Nigella’s Slow Roast Chicken

  1. Yum! I adore lemon chicken. I am glad you discovered Nigella – I think she’s wonderful, and in person she is very gracious. I am sure Nigella has some help with her book photos, so I wouldn’t worry about that.

    • I’ll be trying some more Nigella recipes for sure. Yes, she probably has an amazing team unlike us at home cooks!

  2. That chicken looks lovely. All Nigella Lawson’s recipes are quite easy to make and very tasty.

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