20g pack rosemary
3 tbsp lactose free butter
1 lemon, zested and then halved
½ small red chili, deseeded and chopped
1¼kg whole chicken, preferably free-range
4 medium carrots
Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Very finely chop 2 sprigs of the rosemary and mix with 2 tbsp of the lactose free butter and the lemon zest and chili.
Gently lift the skin away from the breast of the chicken and press the butter underneath on both sides.
Rub the remaining lactose free butter on the outside of the chicken. Stuff the lemon inside the cavity.
Place the chicken on a wire rack along with the carrots in a medium roasting tin.
Season, then scatter with the remaining rosemary leaves. Roast the chicken for 1 hr 10 mins or until the juices run clear, then remove from the oven and let it rest for 10 mins before carving.
Serve it on a board with the carrots and a bowl of the roasting juices.
Recipe adapted from: Good Food
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