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    Mum's Lemon Garlic Chicken

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 5 mins

    20 mins

    45 mins

    conniecooks's Note:

    This is a dish I came up with, for my daughter's Easter dinner. It is full of flavour. Cooking time does not include overnight refrigeration.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Basting Sauce

    • 2 tablespoons white wine
    • 1 lemon, juice of
    • 2 teaspoons dried greek oregano
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • salt & pepper

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Spatchcock the chicken - this means to open it up down the back and remove backbone. This allows you to cook it whole but all spread out.
    2. 2
      Mix 1/4 Cup unsalted butter (softened),1 Tbsp kosher salt, Zest of 1 lemon, 1 Tbsp dried Greek oregano, 1 Tbsp fresh thyme minced, and 4 garlic cloves minced, together in a small bowl until well blended.
    3. 3
      Loosen skin from carcass of chicken gently with out tearing and shove gobs of butter mixture inside. Massage gently on the outside to distribute evenly. Do try to get it all over the breast and legs & thighs.
    4. 4
      Tuck wing tips under.
    5. 5
      Refrigerate over night.
    6. 6
      Arrange 4 - 6 garlic cloves 1 lemon sliced in bottom of 9 x 13 baking dish.
    7. 7
      Place chicken on top of lemon and garlic.
    8. 8
      Mix together basting sauce ingredients and brush all overt skin before baking and several time during baking.
    9. 9
      Roast at 400°F for 35 - 45 minute.
    10. 10
      If skin gets too brown tent loosely with foil.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mum's Lemon Garlic Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (470 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 718.5
     
    Calories from Fat 485
    67%
    Total Fat 53.9 g
    83%
    Saturated Fat 21.4 g
    107%
    Cholesterol 226.8 mg
    75%
    Sodium 1958.5 mg
    81%
    Total Carbohydrate 12.0 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    10%
    Sugars 4.8 g
    19%
    Protein 46.1 g
    92%

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    lemons, zest of

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