Lemon & thyme roast chicken

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  • 1.5kg chicken
  • 1 lemon
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 150ml water
  • 100ml red wine
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Cut any string from the chicken and place in a tray than can go on the hob.
  3. Cut the lemon into quarters and stuff into the chicken cavity, along with the thyme sprigs.
  4. Drizzle the chciken with the oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake for 1 hour.
  6. When the chicken is cooked, remove from the tray and put the tray of juices on a medium hob.
  7. Whisk in the flour until fully combined.
  8. Whisk in the soy, wine and water, bringing to a boil to thicken.
  9. Season to taste with black pepper.
  10. Serve.