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How to Make Simple Roasted Chicken or Guinea Fowl

Everybody has memories of lazy days when the smell of roasting chicken filled the home, and you couldn’t wait for supper. While there are countless chicken recipes to try, sometimes it’s so refreshing to find one that actually holds up to its name with a culinary trip down memory lane. Our Simple Roast Chicken or Guinea Fowl does just that. Literally and simply, a 15 minutes prep, and you’re on the way to a comforting satiating and delicious dinner.

Cook’n With Class has been teaching recipes and kitchen tips, like this roast chicken, since 2007. Their cooking classes are for food lovers and anyone who wants to learn more about classic French cuisine at their Paris and Uzes schools.

Make Simple Roasted Chicken or Guinea Fowl

Roasted Chicken or Guinea Fowl

This quick and easy roast chicken or guinea fowl dinner will give you the taste of a day-long slow roast in around 1 hour. The garlic, lemon and rosemary season and tenderize the bird from the inside out, and add tremendous flavour with minimal effort. Serve with mashed potatoes, French fries, salad, green beans or other sides that you like. Don’t forget to eat the garlic cloves, they are good for you and taste great!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 4 People


  • 1 medium Chicken or Guinea Fowl about 1 kilo or 2 lbs.
  • 4 oz Butter
  • 2 tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 1 branch Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 Lemon organic
  • 12 Garlic Cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Start with all the ingredients at room temperature. The butter should be soft.
  • Cut the lemon into 6 pieces.
  • Stuff your chicken or guinea fowl with the unpeeled garlic cloves, the lemon wedges, and the rosemary.
  • With a brush, butter your chicken everywhere, rub with salt and pepper.
  • Add the oil into the baking dish and place your chicken on top.
  • Bake the chicken for 45 minutes at 190ºC (380ºF)
  • Let it rest after the cooking time for 10 minutes before carving.
Keyword Comfort Food, Guinea Fowl, Roast Chicken
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Cook’n With Class has been in operation since 2007 in Paris offering French Cooking Classes (in English), to visiting tourists and locals interested in learning about this very important part of French culture. The school offers classes from French Market to Bread Baking and Macarons. Chef Eric Fraudeau, who worked both in France and internationally, along with his wife Yetunde Oshodi-Fraudeau, opened their second school, Cook’n With Class Uzès in 2015 in the sunny south of France, this time focusing on Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine. They also offer a 5 day/7-night culinary holiday package (Week in Uzès), including accommodations, with tours, tastings and of course cooking.

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