Perfect Roast Chicken with Cranberry Sauce DF GF

5 minutes 1 hour 4 servings

The perfect, succulent roast chicken is dead easy to make. Dry bringing the chicken the night before is the key, as it draws moisture into the chicken keeping it moist and imparting flavour deep into the meat. Add dried or fresh herbs to the simple rub to make this your own. Just make sure to serve up with spoonfuls of cranberry sauce for a classic finish. 

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  • 2 teaspoons fine salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1.5kg whole chicken
  • 1 jar Epicure Cranberry Sauce

The recipe Perfect Roast Chicken with Cranberry Sauce Kitchen Mode

  • 1

    Mix together the salt and pepper (add any additional herbs you like). Rub the seasoning all over the chicken, making sure to sprinkle some inside as well. Cover and place in the fridge overnight, to let the dry brine do it’s work.

  • 2

    When ready to cook, preheat oven to 190ºC, Gas Mark 5. Uncover the chicken, pop in the oven and bake for 1 hour 20 min, or until cooked through and juices run clear, spooning over the fat from the bottom of the baking dish after 50 minutes, to encourage browning. Let rest 15 minutes before carving.

  • 3

    Serve with spoonfuls of cranberry sauce.