Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken & Morroccan Style Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Updated post.

My kids love a roast with lashings of olive oil, a ton of garlic, lemon and oregano and cook!

And that’s pretty much the recipe. Don’t worry I’ve included the ingredients and method in full below but it’s so easy, that once you’ve made it, you’ll never need the recipe again! I don’t eat meat as I’m vegan but I share all recipes on the blog.

Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken & Morroccan Style Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries are a tasty and healthy alternative to roast potatoes-with a low GI and GL (glycemic load) they are slow releasing carbs that offer a crunchy sweetness to the lemony bite of the chicken.

Flavour is ramped up courtesy of Schwartz with oregano from their range on the chicken- and Moroccan Spice for the fries.

oregano and Moroccan spices

Together (and with a green salad too if you like), you have the perfect supper for all the family.

We like to leave this for the weekend where the chicken can cook as we play in the garden or playroom, working up an appetite for dinner-leftovers make the perfect cold chicken sandwiches with lashings of mayonnaise!

Roast chicken with moroccan sweet potato fries

using Schwartz herbs and spices in cooking

How to make roast chicken

Ingredients (Serves 4)

For the chicken:

  • Large, free-range and organic chicken about 1.8kg
  • 1 lemon
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, peeled and cut into slithers
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Schwartz Oregano
  • Olive oil

For the Morroccan style fries:

  • 1kg sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into chips
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tsp Schwartz Moroccan Spice Mix


Preheat the oven to 240° C, gas mark 9. Rinse and dry the chicken. Rub the chicken well with half the lemon squeezing the juice as you do. Sprinkle it with sea salt and black pepper all over as well as the cavity and then insert the lemon into the cavity.

Using a knife, create slits in the chicken (legs and breast) and add the garlic slithers in, pushing as deep as you can so they don’t protrude and burn. Sprinkle the Schwartz oregano all over the chicken and drizzle with olive oil (it will look glossy with specks of oregano sprinkles).

Put the chicken in the middle of a oven proof dish.

Roast chicken with Schwartz oreganolemon and garlic roast chicken

Pour the water over it. This will cook and create a jus/gravy.

Put the dish in the oven and roast the chicken and reduce the heat to  200° C/ gas mark 6 and cook for an 1 hour and a half or until the chicken is golden brown and tender.

While the chicken is in the oven (45 minutes before it’s ready) prepare your sweet potato fries.

Place the chips in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil before adding the Schwartz Moroccan Spice mix, covering the sweet potatoes well. Using your fingers rub the mix into the potatoes.

Sweet Potato Fries

Moroccan spices

Add to an oven tray ensuring they are spread out in a single layer. Add to the oven and cook for 40-45 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

When both chicken and sweet potato fries are cooked, remove from oven and serve.

oven roast chicken



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45 Responses

  1. Sharon Smith

    Oh My Goodness…….. i love this type of roast so much! sweet potato looking like as mango!
    Thanks a lot for sharing!
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  2. Charlotte Oates

    This sounds so delicious, I love roast chicken and sweet potato fries but I tend to keep them plain. I really need to add a few more herbs and spices. I just love the sprinkling picture too!
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  3. Lisa

    These all look lovely!! I want to cook now haha
    L X

    • Honest Mum

      Aw glad you like it, thank you x
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  4. Morgan Prince

    What a brilliant recipe, I’ve always wondered how to cook chicken so it would be super tasty. Believe it or not I’ve never cooked a whole chicken! Thanks for sharing, I’ll definitely be using this in the future. 🙂

  5. Lizzie Somerset

    Chicken is my fav meat for a roast (although I do love beef too) it would be my first choice! This looks so yum!! I love the combination of chicken and lemon together, winning combo Lizzie xo


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