2 small chickens

2 lemons, quartered

3-4 fresh rosemary stalks

sea salt and crushed black pepper

2 tbsp garlic infused oil

100ml/3½fl oz extra virgin olive oil

125ml/4½fl oz white wine

Serves - 6-8


Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Using a heavy, sharp knife or a pair of poultry or kitchen shears, cut the chickens in half down the back, removing the backbone.

Discard the backbone, then chop the chickens in half down the middle. Trim off any fat or bruised bits.

Place the chickens in a large bowl. Squeeze over the lemon juice and add the lemon quarters to the bowl.

Bruise the rosemary stalks with your hands and add them to the bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Pour over the olive oil, 1 tbsp garlic infused oil and the white wine. Mix well and leave the chickens to marinate for about 20 minutes. Heat a heavy-based frying pan (don't add oil).

When the pan is hot, remove the chickens pieces from the marinade and sear them, skin-side down, to colour.

Turn the pieces and brown the other side. Do this in batches so that you don't crowd the pan.

When the pieces are browned, place them in a roasting dish. Pour over the white wine and the marinade from the bowl.

Place the chickens in the oven and roast for 20-30 minutes, until tender and cooked through (the juices will run clear when the thigh is pierced with a skewer). Remove from the oven and rest for 10-15 minutes.

When rested, cut the chickens into serving pieces and pile onto a large plate.

Pour the pan juices over the top and spoon over the lemon, rosemary and garlic infused oil. Serve with boiled potatoes and a green salad.

Recipe adapted from: Good Food
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