I tweaked the recipe by spreading herb butter under the skin of the chicken and added some dried thyme with the bunch of fresh rosemary and lemon in the chicken’s cavity.
The result is a crispy-skinned chicken that’s really juicy on the insides. Jamie Oliver didn’t lie about that!
So why did I call it half-arsed?
I got tired in the evening from walking around the Christmas market and couldn’t be bothered to make roast potatoes. I would have put in the extra effort if I had mint sauce, the magic that makes roast potatoes taste heavenly, to go with them. Taking the easy way out, I threw some garlic bread in the oven to serve with the perfect chicken roast.
Seriously, this recipe is amazing! Give it a go if you have the time!