Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken

Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    whole Free-range Chicken

  • 3

    pinches Kosher Salt

  • 3

    pinches Black Pepper

  • 1-½

    whole Lemon, Divided

  • ½

    whole Garlic, Cut Horizontally

  • 4

    whole Fresh Thyme Sprigs

  • 3

    whole Fresh Rosemary Sprigs

  • 6

    whole Sage Leaves

  • 2

    Tablespoons Fresh Parsley

  • Your Choice Of Vegetables, For Roasting

  • _____

  • FOR THE RUB:

  • 4

    Tablespoons Butter, Room Temperature

  • 3

    cloves Garlic, Minced

  • 3

    Tablespoons Fresh Rosemary, Chopped

  • 1

    whole Lemon Zested

  • 3

    pinches

Directions

1. Place oven rack in the middle. Preheat oven to 475ºF. 2. Rinse bird under cold running water and then pat dry. Rub generously with salt and pepper on the outside. Take the half lemon, garlic head and thyme, rosemary, sage and parsley and stuff inside the chicken cavity. 3. For the rub, using a small bowl, blend the butter, garlic, rosemary and lemon zest together. Add in the black pepper and rub all over the outside of the bird. Separate the skin from the breast and rub some of the mixture underneath the skin. Cross the legs over and bind with cooking twine. 4. Place your vegetables (your preference) in a roasting pan and place the bird on top. Roast for 30 minutes at the high temperature to get the skin nice and crispy. 5. Drop the temperature to 375ºF and roast for 60 more minutes (see note below), or until the juices run clear when pricked. 6. Remove from the oven and squeeze the remaining lemon over top and cover with aluminum foil to rest. Let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes and serve. Note: If the skin starts to burn, cover with aluminum foil and continue cooking.


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