Roast Chicken and Lemon Prosecco Sauce

Roast Chicken and Lemon Prosecco Sauce

Looking to add a touch of elegance to your dinner table? Look no further than this delicious recipe for Roast Chicken with Lemon and Prosecco Sauce. Bursting with bright flavours and succulent textures, this dish is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates. Join us on a culinary journey as we marry the timeless classic of roast chicken with the sparkling sophistication of prosecco and zesty lemon. Let's dive into the recipe and elevate your dining experience to new heights!


For the Roast Chicken:

  • 1 whole chicken (about 4-5 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Fresh thyme sprigs
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

For the Lemon Prosecco Sauce:

  • 1 cup prosecco
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Rinse the chicken inside and out, then pat it dry with paper towels. Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper, both inside and out.

  2. Place the lemon slices, minced garlic, and fresh thyme sprigs inside the cavity of the chicken. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine for even cooking.

  3. Place the seasoned chicken in a roasting pan. Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken, rubbing it evenly to coat the skin.

  4. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the skin is golden brown and crispy, and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C) when measured at the thickest part of the thigh.

  5. While the chicken is roasting, prepare the Lemon Prosecco Sauce. In a saucepan, combine the prosecco, chicken broth, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.

  6. In a small bowl, mix the butter and flour to form a paste (roux). Whisk the roux into the simmering sauce until smooth and slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes before carving.

  8. Serve the roast chicken with the Lemon Prosecco Sauce drizzled over the top. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a pop of colour and freshness.

  9. Enjoy your culinary masterpiece with your favourite sides, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.


With its succulent meat, crispy skin, and vibrant flavours, Roast Chicken with Lemon and Prosecco Sauce is a feast for the senses that will leave your guests craving more. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply treating yourself to a gourmet meal at home, this recipe is guaranteed to impress. So, gather your ingredients, uncork a bottle of prosecco, and let the culinary magic unfold! Cheers to good food, good company, and unforgettable dining experiences!

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