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Easy Entertaining Easter Roast Chicken

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves: 4 - 6 people

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This really is a no-fuss approach to entertaining for the Easter season. Twenty minutes preparation. Leave for just an hour and half in the oven and you have a really great family meal.


1.5kg (approx. weight) whole Manor Farm Chicken
2 Keelings Irish green peppers , (Optional)
2 teaspoons of Avonmore butter, softened
2 sprigs O’Hanlon Herbs rosemary
500g  Irish potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 table spoons of olive oil
2 large onions, peeled and quartered
3 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
Sea salt and pepper


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 240oC . Peel, wash and prepare your veg.
  2. Put all the vegetables; potatoes, onions, carrots, (peppers) and rosemary into a deep rectangular roast dishing. Season generously with sea salt and pepper. Drizzle with two tablespoons of olive oil and mix well.
  3. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables on the roast tray. Rub with the butter and season generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Reduce the heat on the oven to 200oC. Cook the chicken and vegetables for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Test to see if the chicken is cooked by pricking the middle of the chicken and check that the juices run clear.

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