Easy Oven Roasted Chicken

Easy Oven Roasted Chicken

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    (4 lb) roasting chickens

  • 1

    head garlic

  • 8

    sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 2

    fresh lemons

  • 2

    tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1

    teaspoon coarse salt

  • ½

    teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 475°F. 2. Wash chicken and pat dry with paper toweling. 3. Coarsely chop the bulb of garlic (don't bother to peel cloves). 4. Remove rosemary from 4 of the stems and chop coarsely; reserve the rest for later. 5. Chop lemons into quarters. 6. Put chopped garlic, chopped lemons and the chopped rosemary into the chicken's cavity. 7. Rub the chicken skin generously with the butter or olive oil and season with salt and pepper. 8. Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan and tuck remaining rosemary stems on the chicken, around wings and drumsticks. 9. Roast chicken in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. 10. Decrease oven temperature to 375F and cook for 60-75 minutes more or until the juices of the chicken run clear (time depends a lot on weight). 11. Allow chicken to sit at least 15 minutes before carving. 12. Garnish with more fresh rosemary before serving, if desired


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