20 Minute Microwave Chicken

  • Serves : 4
  • Difficulty level : Easy
  • Type : Dinner
  • Cuisine : French

Made using the Lékué Microwave Cookware – Green Deep Steam Case and our Microwave Casserole dish, however for our full microwave cookware range view here.


  • 50ml  chicken stock 
  • 1 small (approx. 1kg) whole chicken  
  • 1 tbsp  paprika 
  • 1  lemon 
  • 2 tbsp  olive oil 
  • 2 tsp  dried mixed herbs 
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary sprigs fresh rosemary 

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  1. Pour the stock into the microwave steam case. Cut the lemon in half, squeeze the juice from one half and add it to the stock. Tuck the other half inside the chicken.
  2. Place the chicken, breast side down, in the steam case and cook in the microwave on medium high (600W) for 10 minutes.
  3. Mix together the oil and paprika.
  4. Remove the chicken from the microwave and carefully turn it over so the breast side is uppermost in the steam case. Brush the oil and paprika mixture over the chicken, sprinkle on the herbs, season with salt and pepper and place the rosemary across the breast.
  5. Cook in the microwave on medium high (600W) for a further 12 minutes or until the juices run clear when a skewer is pushed into the side of the chicken leg. Leave to stand for 5 minutes before carving.
  6. Tips: To help the chicken cook more evenly, remove it from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking. Garnish with additional slices of lemon for a stronger flavour.Microwave settings may vary, so timings may need to be adjusted according to your microwave’s wattage. Ensure food is thoroughly cooked before eating.