Leslie's Roast Chicken

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Leslie41143


Top Review by teresas

Delicious! This is so easy to prepare and the meat comes out so moist and tender. The skin was nice and crispy...just the way we like it. This is a keeper...Thanks for posting. Made for Fall PAC 2011. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Clean chicken guts out. Rinse chicken thoroughly, inside and out. Dry chicken with paper towels, then coat inside of cavity with coarse salt and some pepper.
  3. Slice onions and line the bottom of pan. Palm the lemon and then stab it with a fork all over. Stick the lemon in the chicken cavity, as well as all the garlic. Put chicken in pan on top of onions.
  4. Put pats of butter on top of chicken. Salt and pepper the skin.
  5. Place in oven and cook 1.5-2 hours. (Place foil loosely over chicken last 30 to 60 minutes.).
  6. When you get the chicken out let it set at least 15 minutes so the juices settle and don't run out when it's cut.

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