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an oval roasting pan with a black garlic roast chicken, roast vegetables and peas in it.

Black Garlic Roast Chicken

  • Author: Emma Lee
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Australian


Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. Just how a roast chicken should be!


  • 1 whole organic chicken
  • 70 g unsalted butter
  • small handful flat leaf parsley (washed, stems removed, finely chopped. Roughly 6 stems)
  • 1 bulb black garlic (peeled, crushed (approx 15g in weight))
  • pinch sea salt
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • drizzle oil (extra virgin)
  • sea salt
  • cracked pepper


  1.  Preheat oven to 200°c.
  2.  Start with making the butter. Combine the soft butter, salt and parsley in a small bowl. Give a quick mix to combine. I tend to use my hands to squish the garlic and parsley into the butter
  3.  With the chicken legs pointed towards you, gently place your fingers under the chicken breast skin and loosen the skin from the breasts. Take ¾ of your butter and push it under the skin. Use your fingers to spread the butter on the breasts and legs (still under the skin)
  4. Pop remaining butter in the chicken cavity along with the fresh garlic cloves.
  5. Drizzle the entire chicken with olive oil and rub with any remaining butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Pop into a preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Baste your chicken every 20minutes with the pan juices. The chook will be cooked when you can insert a skewer into the meat and the juices run clear as well as a lovely golden, crispy skin. Remove from oven, let it rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Carve & serve.


A good roast chicken is easy to cook and requires little hands on prep time. My kind of dinner really! I love to serve a roast with boiled kipler potatoes, homemade chicken gravy and a green salad but the rest of my tribe prefers all the roast trimmings. It’s a constant debate in our house how it will be served!

Keywords: Black Garlic, Chicken,, Roast Night