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Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

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Crush the garlic cloves with the back of the knifeand place inside the chicken cavity.

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Wash the herbs, pat dry and place in the cavity.

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Wash the lemon, cut in half and push into the cavity.

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Place the oil in a bowl with the water, flour, egg whites and salt.

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Mix together to form a dough. It should be soft but not sticky - add a little more flour if needed.

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Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas 4). Place the chicken in an ovenproof dish or tin.

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Tip the salt dough on top of the chicken.

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Spread out evenly to cover the chicken completely. Roast for 2 hours. Break the salt crust to serve.