Lex's Roast Chicken

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by WiGal

Super comfort food from Cuisine At Home. We prefer using 1 medium size lemon for the zest and juicing aspect. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. A variation of French farcir except the stuffing is underneath the chicken. This is really good when using a cast iron pan.

Top Review by Baby Kato

What a wonderful recipe WiGal, we enjoyed it very much. Perfectly cooked chicken, that was crispy, moist and tender, with a very flavorful, citrusy tasting stuffing. I baked the chicken for 75 minutes and did use the red pepper flakes, we enjoyed the subtle heat it brought to the dish. A wonderful meal served with mashed potatoes and baby carrots & sweet peas. Thank you so much for sharing a recipe that my family will enjoy again and again. Made for Holiday Tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Saute onions and celery in olive oil over medium heat for about 10 minutes; stirring occasionally.
  3. Add zest, salt, garlic, pepper, thyme, and red pepper; continue to saute until onions and celery are soft and translucent, about 5 more minutes; remove from hear. Stir in parsley and set aside.
  4. Spray chicken on both sides with cooking spray; season with pepper and salt.
  5. Layer bread, onion mixture, then chicken in a lightly oiled pan.
  6. Pour lemon juice over chicken (the amount of lemon juice depends upon what you prefer) and roast, uncovered for 1 1/2 hours, or until golden brown and at least 160-165 degrees. Check for doneness the last 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and serve, spoon some bread and vegetables onto each plate and top with chicken. Enjoy!

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