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easy roasted chicken

Mediterranean Roasted Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Easy chicken recipes, family friendly recipe, gluten free low carb recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 469kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
A simple roast chicken recipe with flavours of the Mediterranean.
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  • 25 oz whole chicken
  • 3 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 25 oz tomatoes, chopped (or low carb tinned tomatoes)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste no sugar
  • 10 black olives, pitted
  • ¼ cup basil, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons thyme, fresh
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ cup Feta cheese crumbled


  • Preheat the oven to 190C/375F degrees.
  • Place the chicken (giblets removed) in a medium roasting tin.
  • Place the garlic cloves and thyme inside the chicken.
  • Rub the butter over the chicken skin and season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast for 45 minutes


  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on a medium heat.
  • Fry the onions for 5 minutes until softened.
  • Add the garlic, tomatoes and thyme. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the olives, basil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and pour off any juices from the tin.
  • Spoon the tomato sauce around the chicken.
  • Return the chicken to the oven and roast for 50-60 minutes.
  • At the last 20 minutes of the roasting time remove the chicken from the over, baste the chicken with the tomato sauce and crumble the feta cheese over the tomato sauce.
  • Return to the oven for the final cooking time. Ensure that the chicken is cooked by piercing the thigh and checking the juices are clear.
  • Remove the chicken, cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Carve the chicken for serving and if necessary, reheat the tomato sauce.


The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 96g | Fat: 17g | Fiber: 4g