Simple & Easy Roast Chicken

4
Servings
10m
Prep Time
90m
Cook Time
1h 40m
Ready In


"Simple, juicy, and delicious."

Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (690.5 g)
  • Calories 685.3
  • Total Fat - 24 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 1431.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1078 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 21.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
  • Sugars - 3.3 g
  • Protein - 94.6 g
  • Calcium - 191.6 mg
  • Iron - 14.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 83.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 475°F.

Step 2

Wash chicken and pat dry with paper toweling.

Step 3

Coarsely chop the bulb of garlic (don't bother to peel cloves).

Step 4

Remove rosemary from 4 of the stems and chop coarsely; reserve the rest for later.

Step 5

Chop lemons into quarters.

Step 6

Put chopped garlic, chopped lemons and the chopped rosemary into the chicken's cavity.

Step 7

Rub the chicken skin generously with the butter or olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Step 8

Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan and tuck remaining rosemary stems on the chicken, around wings and drumsticks.

Step 9

Roast chicken in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Step 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).

Step 11

Allow chicken to sit at least 15 minutes before carving.

Step 12

Garnish with more fresh rosemary before serving, if desired.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

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ellie

Very good and easy chicken = I really liked using the lemons. I used dried rosemary because I didn't have fresh but otherwise made as directed. Thanks for sharing!

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(1 Mar 2015)