The Michelin-star chef Marcel Ravin shares an easy recipe - the roasted chicken !

Published on March 23, 2020Updated on July 11, 2023

During the quarantine, the time may seem long, it may also be the perfect opportunity to (re) discover the pleasure of cooking classic dishes: to yourself, to your loved one, to your family, or even to your roommates!


What about taking advantage of this period of confinement to change the game and to spend time in the kitchen ? The Michelin-star chef Marcel Ravin shares an easy recipe and tips for success. 

The Roasted Chicken by Marcel

Ingrédients- serves 4-people:

  • 1 free range chicken (1 - 1.2 kg)
  • Half a lemon 
  • 125 gr of softened butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 sprig fresh thyme 
  • 1 squeezed lime or lemon
  • 1 tsp of 4 spices blend
  • ½ tsp of salt


  1. Season the interior and exterior of the chicken with half a lemon.
  2. Mix the butter, thyme, garlic, lemon juice, 4-spices mixture and salt in a bowl together
  3. Stuff the chicken with the spicy butter mixture under the skin and inside the chicken.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200 °C 
  5. Put the chicken in a roasting pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Moderate the oven temperature to 170 °C for the remaining cooking time and pour the cooking juices over every 10 minutes approximately until the end of cooking time: 120 minutes.

Serve with mashed potatoes or baby potatoes and some green asparagus cooked in salted water.


Bon appétit !

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