3teaspoonsmixed spice of your choiceI used a chicken spice
2teaspoonsdried mixed herbs
black pepper to taste
for the roast chicken
1x 1.5-1.8kg free-range chickengiblets removed
Pre-heat the oven to 180°c.
Combine all the ingredients for the spicy oil in a small bowl and mix well.
Season the chicken lightly with salt, not forgetting about the cavity.
Place the chicken onto a baking sheet / into a roasting pan then brush with the spice mixture, ensuring you cover the skin completely. For added flavour you could also brush some of the mixture into the cavity of the chicken.
Place the chicken into the pre-heated oven and allow to roast for 1 hour - 90 mins, or until the juices run clear when you make a cut between the drumstick and the breast. Baste the chicken every 20 minutes with the remaining oil mixture.
When the chicken is cooked, remove from the oven then cover with foil and allow to rest for 20-30 minutes.
Carve the chicken and serve.
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