Spicy Roast Chicken

Get ready for the weekend and spice up your Sunday roast with nutritionist Madeleine Shaw’s delicious roast chicken recipe. Serve with a selection of yummy healthy salads to kickstart your spring eating. 

Serves: 6

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 80 minutes

Total Time: 90 minutes


1.5kg whole chicken

2 tbsp of cayenne

2 tbsp of smoked paprika

The zest and juice of one lime

4 crushed garlic cloves

4 tbsp of coconut oil or butter

Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. In a pot melt the oil/butter with the spices, zest and juice on a very low heat. Rub the spicy oil all over the chicken, massaging the chicken.

Grind a generous amount of salt and pepper over it. Place the chicken on a large roasting tray and roast for 1 hour 20 minutes.

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