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    Simple and Easy Roast Chicken

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    1 hr 40 mins

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    1 hr 30 mins

    Sue Lau's Note:

    Simple and delicious. Enjoy!

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 475°F.
    2. 2
      Wash chicken and pat dry with paper toweling.
    3. 3
      Coarsely chop the bulb of garlic (don't bother to peel cloves).
    4. 4
      Remove rosemary from 4 of the stems and chop coarsely; reserve the rest for later.
    5. 5
      Chop lemons into quarters.
    6. 6
      Put chopped garlic, chopped lemons and the chopped rosemary into the chicken's cavity.
    7. 7
      Rub the chicken skin generously with the butter or olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
    8. 8
      Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan and tuck remaining rosemary stems on the chicken, around wings and drumsticks.
    9. 9
      Roast chicken in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
    10. 10
      Decrease oven temperature to 375F and cook for 60-75 minutes more or until the juices of the chicken run clear (time depends a lot on weight).
    11. 11
      Allow chicken to sit at least 15 minutes before carving.
    12. 12
      Garnish with more fresh rosemary before serving, if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 31, 2010


      love this recipe...

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    • on May 19, 2010


      This recipe proves that simple ones are sometimes the best. It's a flavorful base to start with and lends itself well to experimentation. I always stick with the olive oil and it turns out great. How can you go wrong with garlic and fresh rosemary?

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    • on September 14, 2009


      This recipe was amazing!!! I made this for 8 very picky eaters and they loved every morsel! Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple and Easy Roast Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (345 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1430.5
    Calories from Fat 942
    Total Fat 104.7 g
    Saturated Fat 33.9 g
    Cholesterol 458.3 mg
    Sodium 1668.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    Sugars 1.7 g
    Protein 103.1 g

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