Roast chicken dinner cooked with red wine and herbs

Roast chicken dinner cooked with red wine and herbs

By 22/04/2013

Nothing beasts a good roast dinner. Whether it is winter or summer a roast dinner it is always welcome.

I need to credit English cookery here: I learned in the UK how to make a good roast. The English know it all about the secrets of a juicy and tender roast. Chicken it is always easy to cook and it is a light meat suitable for most people.

To make a change I cooked the chicken with a glass of red wine. I have found that it gives a deeper and even more interesting taste. Plenty of herbs like rosemary and sage and a couple of garlic cloves will add to the flavour.

  • Prep Time : 30 minutes
  • Cook Time : 1 hr 30 minutes


Rub the chicken with salt and pepper; put it in a roasting tray with the herbs, the wine and a tbsp of olive oil.

Red wine roast chicken

Peel and chop the potatoes into quarters, sprinkle some salt over them, some rosemary leafs and a drizzle of olive oil. Mix well


Put the potatoes in the oven at 180C , then after 20 minutes put the chicken in too and cook for 50 minutes to an hour.

Turn off the oven and let the bird rest in the residual heat for at least ten minutes before serving.

roasted potatoes

Enjoy with a green salad and a good glass of red! Cheers! 🙂

Red wine roast chicken


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6 Responses to Roast chicken dinner cooked with red wine and herbs

  1. Nora

    Alida, this roast looks absolutely gorgeous. I do love a good roast chicken and I will try with a glass of red wine next as it must give a nice flavour to the gravy. Thanks for the tips!

    • Alida

      Thank you Nora!

  2. Javelin Warrior

    I love roast chicken with herbs and potatoes, Alida! I’ve never tried adding red wine to the mix, but it sounds delicious… Thanks so much for sharing this tasty meal!

  3. unikorna

    Beautiful idea Alida. I love adding rosemary to potatoes. My sister who lives in Italy now is crazy about your dish :).

    • Alida

      Thank you Petronela 😉

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