Who doesn’t love a good roast chicken? It’s Sunday lunch, or weekday dinner all in one…

And with Zola Nene’s delicious recipe below, it can all be done in ONE PAN. Making this roast chicken a definite go-to for weeknight dinners.

Zola Nene shares her easy and delicious recipe for a one pan roast chicken – with a twist!

One of South Africa’s most beloved chefs, Zola Nene, recently put a spicy spin on this traditional dish and shared a detailed video on her Instagram, encouraging her followers to give her simple roast chicken recipe a try. Zola mentioned how roast chicken is a weekly staple in her house and using the LG NeoChef cuts down her cooking time so she can make meals even faster, especially on busy weekdays.


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Yummy herbs and spices

Zola’s recipe calls for baby potatoes, peppers, onion, lemon, garlic, rosemary, oregano and thyme for the veggie part of the dish. And a whole chicken, chicken spice, Garam masala spice, lemon, olive oil and salt and pepper for the main event – the roast chicken.

After prepping the veggies in a baking dish, Zola created a special spicy sauce for the chicken and massaged it in evenly. She then placed the chicken on top of the veggies, breast side down to start. Here’s where the LG NeoChef came in handy – the microwave oven has a specific setting for roast chicken. Zola clicked the Roast & Bake button, turned the dial to number 5 (for roast chicken), added the weight of her chicken and waited for the NeoChef to work its magic.

Zola flipped the chicken to breast side up at the half-way mark, covering it with foil to lock the moisture in after removing it from her NeoChef. She explained that leaving chicken to rest for 10 minutes with foil on top ensures a juicy roast.


For the veggies:

  • baby potatoes
  • peppers
  • onion
  • lemon
  • garlic
  • rosemary
  • oregano
  • thyme

For the main:

  • a whole chicken
  • chicken spice
  • Garam masala spice
  • Lemon
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper


After prepping the veggies in a baking dish, Zola creates a special spicy sauce for the chicken and massages it in evenly.

She then places the chicken on top of the veggies, breast side down to start. The amount of time needed to roast the chicken depends on its weight and the oven used for cooking. Zola uses a LG NeoChef for this particular recipe.

However, most average sized roasts are in the oven for 45 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Turn the oven on high for an additional 15 minutes to crisp up the skin. Skewer the chicken with a sharp knife.

If the juices run clear, the chicken is cooked.

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