Roast Chicken With Lemon & Herbs

Roasted Chicken With Lemon & Herbs
Recipe by Dragon

Is this not the prettiest roast chicken you've ever seen? Oh yes it is! The flavour from the lemon, onion, herbs and garlic takes this simple chicken over the top. This chicken is easy to prepare but it is so impressive, you can even serve it to company. Enjoy!

Serves: 4

1 large chicken, washed & patted dry
1 small onion, peeled & quartered
1 lemon (reserve 3 slices and quarter the rest)
5 cloves of garlic
3 sprigs of fresh rosmary, bruised
3 sprigs of fresh thyme, bruised
1/4 cup butter, soften
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
Salt & Pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Loosen the skin on the breast of the chicken and stuff the 3 lemon slices under the skin.

3. Season and fill chicken cavity with lemon pieces, the whole herb sprigs, onion quarters, garlic and salt and pepper. Truss the bird.

4. Combine the butter and chopped herbs. Rub the skin with butter mixture. Season with salt and pepper all around chicken.

5. Place chicken in a roasting pan and roast for 1/2 hour at 400 degrees F then reduce the temperature to 375 degrees F for another hour, or until juices run clear.


Joie de vivre said...

Yes, it is one of the prettiest! :) Well done.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

It looks so perfectly roasted! Yummy!



Deeba PAB said...

Oh yes, I'm loving it. Question time Paula. I have a whole chicken in my freezer but sans skin. Do you think it'll work? For once I even have a pot of rosemary that's alive and kicking! My thyme died unfortunately!

Peter M said...

Beautifully roasted, garnished for a King's feast and surely delish. You got may fave herbs there.

Barbara Bakes said...

Not only does it look perfect, I'm sure I would think it tasted perfect too!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

That truly is a thing of beauty.
I love the garlic and fresh herbs and lemon.. I can almost smell it.

Megan said...

Looks like a perfect supper. I just want to rip a leg off!

Natalie... said...

Mmm wow this looks delicious, so warming and tasty!

Sumi said...

never seen such a beautiful roasted chicken till now..

Maggie said...

Made this last night - it was perfect!! Will never roast a chicken any other way!

sewa mobil di surabaya said...

perfect food

Mary said...

I made this 6 weeks ago and currently have Chicken #2 roasting in the oven. I didn't even put the lemon slices under the skin the first time and was amazed how much of the chicken was infused with lemon. This time I followed the recipe step by step. Can't wait to dig in.

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