Perfect Roast Chicken

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This recipe comes from a cookbooklet from "The Australian Women's Weekly Cookbooks" "ROAST" Very good recipe...and easy to substitute items to your taste.

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  • add   cooking spray
  • add   1 teaspoon salt
  • add   4 kaffir lime leaf
  • add   100 g fresh coriander, roots in tact (Cilantro)
  • add   1 1/2 kg whole chickens
  • add   2 sticks lemongrass
  • add   2 kaffir limes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to moderately hot.Wash cavity of chicken under cold water; pat dry, inside and out, with absorbent paper.
  2. Chop coriander roots, stems and leaves; place all of the coriander, lime leaves, lemon grass and four of the lime quarters inside the chicken cavity.Tuck wings under chicken; trim skin around chicken neck, secure to underside of chicken with toothpicks.Tie legs together using kitchen string.
  3. Place chicken, breast-side up, on rack inside large baking dish.Spray chicken all over with cooking-oil spray; sprinkle with salt.Place enough water in baking dish to come to a 1 cm depth.
  4. Bake chicken, uncovered, in moderately hot oven for 1 1/2 hours; cover loosely with foil after 1 hour if chicken starts to overbrown.Discard cavity filling; serve chicken with remaining lime quarters.