Garlic Roasted Chicken

Garlic Chicken Roasted in a Bag

Have you tried garlic chicken roasted in a bag? The bag keeps it so deliciously moist and keeps your oven clean too. It’s just the best way to cook a roast chicken dinner!

Garlic Roasted CHicken

Roast chicken makes a great meal in our house.   I especially like it as it’s so easy to make and there is usually enough leftover chicken to feed us the  next day too.   This time I tried a new way of preparing roast chicken.    I cook it in an oven bag with lots of garlic butter and all the vegetables too.   After all,  who could say no to garlic roasted chicken with buttery vegetables and a buttery garlic sauce?

It sounds simple and it was.  I was trying out my new Look Oven Bags for Roasting from Just Catering Supplies and I wasn’t disappointed.  The idea behind roasting in a bag is that the meat will stay moist and tender as it cooks.   Because everything is in a bag it saves on washing up afterwards too.   No more scrubbing away at stubborn burned bits on the roasting tin!  And no need to clean the oven either!

Garlic chicken in an oven bag ready to cook

Ready for the oven!

I put the chicken, vegetables and stock into the bag so I had a perfect one pot meal.   I just needed to reduce the sauce a little afterward.   Normally I would have roasted the potatoes to go with the roast chicken.   We love crispy potatoes and with this method the potatoes aren’t crispy.  However, they have absorbed the buttery garlic flavours of the sauce as well as the chicken juices.   This makes them really tasty, as are the carrots and sweet potatoes.

As the chicken is in a bag you can’t insert a skewer to test if it is cooked but you should still be able to pull on one of the legs using an oven glove.     If it comes away from the bird easily then the chicken is ready.

Garlic Roasted Chicken

Ready to serve!


Garlic Roasted Chicken
Garlic Chicken Roasted in a Bag
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 15 mins

This garlic roasted chicken in a bag is a great way to keep the chicken really moist as well as full of flavour.

Course: chicken, Main Course
Cuisine: British
Servings: 6
Calories: 413 kcal
Author: Corina Blum
  • 30 g butter at room temperature
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1.6 kg whole chicken
  • 500 g potatoes
  • 3 carrots cut in half
  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 50 ml chicken stock
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.

  2. Mash the garlic into the butter and then spread it over the chicken.

  3. Put all the vegetables into the roasting bag on a baking or roasting tray. Put the chicken in the bag on top of the vegetables. Pour the stock into the bag and fasten the bag using one of the ties that comes with it.

  4. Put it in the oven for 2 hours. If your chicken is much larger or smaller you may need to adjust the cooking time. As you can't check very easily if the chicken is cooked then it's best to overestimate the time as it will still stay moist in the bag.
  5. Let the chicken rest for 20 minutes after it comes out of the oven before serving.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and a guideline only.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Chicken Roasted in a Bag
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Potassium 838mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 230.9%
Vitamin C 17.8%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 23.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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10 thoughts on “Garlic Chicken Roasted in a Bag

  1. Eb Gargano says:

    Looks lovely! Very much approve of anything that is liberally coated with garlic and butter!! Did the skin go crispy and brown even inside the bag? Or did you have to give it some time outside the bag? Eb x

    • Corina says:

      The skin went brown and crispy inside the bag but not quite as crispy as it would have done without the bag. I was still happy to eat it though! I only opened the bag after taking it out of the oven and letting it rest for a little while.

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