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    Roasted Chicken With Lemon, Garlic and Thyme

    Roasted Chicken With Lemon, Garlic and Thyme. Photo by Mikekey

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    Total Time:

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    1 hr 45 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    hollyfrolly's Note:

    A delicious, easy, foolproof recipe from Martha Stewart's Living magazine- February, 2008 edition. (You don't even need a roasting rack!)

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Let the butter and chicken stand at room temperature for 3o minutes or so.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    3. 3
      Remove and discard any giblets, excess fat, and plastic pop-up timer, if there is one.
    4. 4
      To prevent burning, tuck the chicken's wing tips under the body.
    5. 5
      Season the cavity of the chicken, liberally, with salt and pepper.
    6. 6
      Roll the lemon back and forth on the counter to get the juices going. Pierce the entire surface of the lemon with the fork.
    7. 7
      Smash up the garlic cloves- the side of a knife does this well.
    8. 8
      Insert lemon, garlic and thyme into the cavity of the bird.
    9. 9
      Arrange the onion slices in the center of a heavy-duty roasting pan. (Arranging the onions in overlapping rows works great) Place the chicken on top with the breast side up. Tie the chicken legs together with kitchen twine.
    10. 10
      Spread the softened butter over the entire surface of the chicken. Season generously with salt and pepper.
    11. 11
      Roast the chicken until skin is crisp and the skin is a nice golden brown. The juices should run clear when the chicken is pierced with a fork- about 1 1/2 hours. The chicken will be cooked perfectly when an instant-read thermometer (inserted into the breast- then thigh) will read 165 degrees.
    12. 12
      Garnish with sprigs of thyme.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 13, 2009

      55

      WOW! This was one of the best roasted chickens we have ever had. And smelled so good while cooking. I had some fresh lemon thyme so used that for added "lemon" flavor. I had some assorted fingerling potatoes that I placed around the chicken and they soaked up the great onion-lemon juices. This recipe is very simple and yet turns out such a great meal! Made for Let's P-A-R-T-Y! December Cooking Event

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    Nutritional Facts for Roasted Chicken With Lemon, Garlic and Thyme

    Serving Size: 1 (515 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1005.0
     
    Calories from Fat 653
    65%
    Total Fat 72.6 g
    111%
    Saturated Fat 21.7 g
    108%
    Cholesterol 328.4 mg
    109%
    Sodium 327.1 mg
    13%
    Total Carbohydrate 7.3 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 2.7 g
    10%
    Protein 76.3 g
    152%

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    fresh thyme

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