Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe should start as 'Raise unsexed baby chickens for 6 months. When roosters become too loud for their immediate environment, carefully cull. Behead, pluck and gut.' Our roosters are free range chooks who are used to flying, foraging and generally having a very nice life. They are MUCH bigger than your typical commercially raised chicken - almost twice the size of a large commercial chicken and they have a much more gamey taste. Unfortunately singing with full throated joy like Pavarotti is not appropriate in suburbia, and when even a dark garden shed cannot contain the sound, it is reluctantly time for silence.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean chicken.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 deg F/180 C.
  3. Mix oil, paprika, curry powder and mixed herbs together and carefully pour all over the chicken.
  4. Ensure that the chicken is thoroughly coated and rub the mix in if necessary.
  5. Add thyme and onion to interior of chicken.
  6. Roast in the oven until done.
  7. [Our chickens take about 1 1/2-3/4 hours but they are the size of a small turkey!]
  8. Serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

I have to agree with both of these people. If you have never had a range chicken you do not know what you are missing. I also raise chicken like they are talking about and amlooking forward in useing this recipe. So I have to gave this a 5 star because she knows what a chicken is realy like. The chickens you get out of the store are no compareizen to these.

5 5

awesome recipe. i have raised chickens also. they outbeat the stores chickenn by size and wonderful taste. good job!!!!

4 5

Awesome name for a yummy dish. Its quick and easy to make. If you have left overs the next day, all the better. The kids inhaled it. I just wish I could raise chickens where I live, except the neighbors would probably complain to the authorities.