Roast Chicken with Lemon-Dill Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by silky

An unbelievably simple way to do a vibrantly-flavored roast chicken.

Top Review by ElaineAnn

This was an excellent Sunday dinner with recipe #276892. the chicken was moist and tender with crisp skin. Nice easy directions even a beginner could fallow. Great recipe, thanks for posting silky. Made for My3Chefs Nov '09 .

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Rinse chicken, inside and out, with cold water.
  3. Pat dry.
  4. Place chicken on roasting rack and put 4 sprigs of dill (or 1 t dill weed) and quartered onion inside bird.
  5. Rub surface of chicken with lemon and spread with butter.
  6. Place 2 wedges of lemon inside bird, then place chicken in roasting pan and add wine and broth to pan.
  7. Roast for 1 ½ hours or until tender, basting with liquid every 15-20 minutes.
  8. Transfer chicken from pan to a warmed platter and keep warm.
  9. Chop the remaining sprig of dill.
  10. Strain the pan juices into a saucepan.
  11. Reserve 2 T of liquid and mix with the cornstarch until smooth.
  12. Pour cornstarch mixture into juices and bring to a boil.
  13. Whisk until smooth, add remaining dill and lemon, and then check for seasoning.
  14. Carve chicken and serve with sauce.
  15. Garnish with extra dill and lemon if desired.

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