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    Roasted Lemon Chicken

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    1 hrs 40 mins

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    breezermom's Note:

    This recipe is easy enough to do on a weekday, and delicious enough to serve for a Sunday dinner. It creates a really great tasting, moist chicken with very little effort! Please note: for the thyme, Zaar didn't recognize 1 tbsp + 1 tsp fresh thyme.

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    1. 1
      Remove the giblets from the chicken, and rinse the chicken with cold water. Pat dry.
    2. 2
      Punch holes in the lemon rinds with a wooden pick. Cut the lemons in half. Place the lemon halves in the cavity of the chicken. (Sometimes I add a quarter or two of onion or celery pieces here). Truss the chicken; place the chicken, breast side up, on a lightly greased baking rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer into the breast of the chicken, making sure it does not touch bone.
    3. 3
      Combine the oil and the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well. Brush the chicken with 1/4 cup of the oil mixture -- take the time to loosen the skin and rub some of the mixture into the meat, but make sure you oil the skin so it is deliciously brown and crisp.
    4. 4
      Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until the meat thermometer registers 170 degrees, brushing occasionally with the remaining oil mixture. Remove the chicken to a serving platter. Let it rest for at least 5-10 minutes before carving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 25, 2010


      This was very good. I like lemon and thyme together. Made for ZWT6.

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    • on June 08, 2010


      Simply delicious! Easy. Moist. I appreciate that I typically have these ingredients on hand. Served with Couscous With Seven Vegetables (a Moroccan dish). Thank you for posting breezermom. Made by an Unruly for Unrulies Under the Influence during tour of Greece.

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    • on August 17, 2010


      Perfect Chicken! Everyone of my 8 friends who had some of this raved about how good it tasted and how juicy it was. Thanks for posting such a simple and tasty recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Roasted Lemon Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (312 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1078.3
    Calories from Fat 781
    Total Fat 86.8 g
    Saturated Fat 24.1 g
    Cholesterol 305.2 mg
    Sodium 612.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 0.6 g
    Protein 68.5 g

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