Mushroom Roast Chicken

Prep: 15min

Cook: 1h30min

Total: 1h45min

Yield: 4-6 servings

Dish: New Zealand Original

Cuisine: New Zealand


  • 1 large free-range chicken
  • 5 garlic cloves or (5 tsp crushed garlic)
  • 100g butted diced and slightly melted for 10-20 sec in the microwave
  • Zest from 2 lemons, juice from half a lemon
  • 2 springs of thyme
  • 2 onions, halved and chunky sliced
  • 1 packet of mushrooms chunkily diced
  • 2 tbsp of white wine


  1. Heat oven to 180*c
  2. Mix together garlic, butter, lemon and thyme
  3. Separate the chicken skin from the breast and stuff with the butter mixture (be careful not to break the skin). Run any leftover over the chicken
  4. In a large casserole dish add chicken, onion, mushrooms and wine.
  5. Roast for 1 hour at 30-40 minutes
  6. Rest for 15 mins and serve with the onions, mushrooms and juices poured over the top

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