A perfectly roasted chicken is a thing of wonder, and equally appropriate for family meals and dinners for guests. This recipe calls for marinating the chicken in a mixture of soy sauce, Worcestershire, and dried herbs overnight, and it's worth doing this for the extra flavor. What's more the chicken is roasted along with potatoes, carrots, bell pepper, and onion and basted with more of that marinade, only mixed with lime. Broiling at the end is the key to getting that textbook browned, crisped skin.


  • 75 milliliters olive oil
  • 75 milliliters white wine
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 whole chicken
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lime


  1. In a bowl, oil, wine, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, parsley, rosemary, garlic, and 1 bouillon cube. Mix well. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the rub for later use.
  2. Add the chicken to a container and liberally sprinkle salt and black pepper on the chicken. Coat the chicken well with the rub mixture both inside and out. Cover with plastic wrap and leave refrigerated overnight.
  3. Place in the refrigerator to rest overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  5. Add the vegetables on the bottom of an ovenproof baking dish and encircle the with the potatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place the chicken, breast-side down, onto the vegetables.
  6. In a small jar, mix the remaining rub mixture, water, lime zest and 1/2 bouillon cube. Mix well. Baste the chicken with this occasionally.
  7. Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 hours. Baste every 15 minutes. Flip the chicken halfway through the cooking process so that the breast is up.
  8. To get a crispy skin, set oven on broil for the last 5 minutes of cooking time.
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NutritionView more



Calories620Calories from Fat220
Total Fat24g37%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat220
Total Carbohydrate47g16%
Dietary Fiber7g28%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Shauna M. 25 May 2015
There's a lot of different spices in this recipe, but they come together so well to create a great flavor for the chicken. It really is a great rub that I can see myself using over and over again. The chicken comes out very tender and juicy. I recommend broiling to get the crispy skin at the end. Perfect touch! The veggies really complete the meal. A great dinner recipe!