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Recipe: Lemon Thyme Roast Chicken

When you’re pairing roast with wine, Melbourne chef Adam D’Sylva says “A subtle and zesty white helps enhance the herbs and spice of well-cooked chicken.”

In this instance, a vibrant Riesling will not only heighten your dining experience, but also the flavours of the poultry too. For failsafe food and wine pairing choose Mesh Eden Valley Riesling to accompany this tasty Lemon and Roast Thyme Chicken.

Recipe for Lemon and Thyme Roast Chicken


You’ll need: 

  • 1 whole chicken, size 14
  • ½ bunch thyme
  • 5 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • Sea salt and pepper


This recipe serves 4.


Step 1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees. To prepare the chicken, place lemons in the cavity of chicken with the garlic cloves, thyme sprigs, salt and pepper.

Step 2. Season the skin with salt, pepper and thyme and cook for 45 minutes – simple!

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