Roast Chicken

Takeaway-Style Chicken Roast Recipe

Who doesn’t love good roast chicken? This is my version of a healthy takeaway or BBQ-style roast and you will not be disappointed — perfection on a plate. This recipe is so easy there’s absolutely no good reason to buy takeaway chicken again.

Serves: 4


Takeaway-Style Chicken Roast Recipe

By: Georgia Harding

Who doesn’t love good roast chicken? This recipe is so easy there’s absolutely no good reason to buy takeaway chicken again.


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Cook time



  • Marinade
  • ¼ cup macadamia oil
  • 1 tbsp rice-malt syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 large chicken


  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • In small bowl, mix together ingredients for marinade until well combined. Baste chicken all over with half of mix.
  • Place chicken breast side up in preheated oven or on rotisserie if you have one.
  • After 30 mins or so, remove from oven and baste again with remaining marinade.
  • Return to oven and roast until chicken is cooked to perfection. The time this takes will vary depending on size of chicken, but work off 30 mins per 500g at 180°C.
  • Once cooked, rest chicken for 5–10 mins uncovered, then carve and serve.
  • Note: Add lots of vegetables and slices of lemon to your roasting dish.


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Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.

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