Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Almost foolproof recipe - hard to screw this one up!

Directions

  1. Clean the chicken, and make sure you wash it thoroughly.
  2. Put the chicken in a roasting pan.
  3. Peel and wash the potatoes.
  4. Cut each potato into 4 equal segments.
  5. Spread the potatoes around the chicken.
  6. Squeeze the lemons and add their juice to the roasting pan.
  7. Mix the potatoes with lemon juice.
  8. Add the oil.
  9. Add two cups of water.
  10. Mix the potatoes thoroughly with the surrounding juice.
  11. Roast in the oven (time according to weight of chicken).
  12. Make sure to turn the chicken so that it will be cooked well on both sides.
Most Helpful

This was very good! This was my first time baking a whole chicken, and it turned out wonderfully! At first, I thought it had too much liquid, but that helped keep it very moist. It does need S&P, and I will try oregano next time (just because....). Thanks so much! Made for Bargain Basement Tag, May 2011.

kellychris May 16, 2011