1.8kg Whole Chicken
1 Handful of Thyme
6 Cloves of Garlic (Flattened)
Cracked Black Pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pre heat oven to 200c
With kitchen/poultry scissors cut the chicken along the backbone on both sides to remove backbone (give spine to the dog they love it, or save it to make simple chicken stock).
Turn chicken over so now the breast bone is up. Press firmly on breast bone to flatten chicken out. You may need to whack it a couple of time to flatten it out.
Lay Flat chicken into a baking dish lined with grease proof paper, brush with olive oil, slice lemon and lay on top, sprinkle thyme sprigs, cracked pepper and garlic.
Roast for 30 to 45 min or until cooked.