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    The Barefoot Contessa's Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken

    The Barefoot Contessa's Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken. Photo by Lvs2Cook

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    2 hrs 10 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr 40 mins

    Lvs2Cook's Note:

    A classic from the Barefoot Contessa.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    2. 2
      Place the chicken in a large roasting pan. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the chicken. Stuff the cavity with the thyme, reserving enough thyme to garnish the chicken dish, 1 lemon, halved, and 2 halves of the garlic.
    3. 3
      Brush the outside of the chicken with the butter and sprinkle again with salt and pepper. Cut 2 of the lemons in quarters and scatter the quarters and remaining garlic around the chicken. Lay the bacon slices over the chicken to cover.
    4. 4
      Roast the chicken for 1 hour. Remove the bacon slices from the top of the chicken and set aside. Continue roasting the chicken for an additional 1/2 hour, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh. Be sure to cook thoroughly. Remove to a platter and cover with aluminum foil while you prepare the gravy.
    5. 5
      Remove all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the bottom of the pan. Add the wine and chicken stock and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, or until reduced by half.
    6. 6
      Slice the chicken on a platter. Garnish the chicken platter with the bacon slices, roasted garlic, reserved thyme and 1 lemon, sliced. Serve with the gravy.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 26, 2008

      55

      VERY easy and VERY full of flavor. This is a recipe I will use time and time again! I even invited people over to eat it...I don't cook for people! LOL

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    • on January 02, 2008

      45

      I didn't actually have this (my mother made it when I wasn't at home) so I'm rating it on behalf of my family : they all loved it!

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    • on November 07, 2008

      45

      Yum! I had a craving for roasted chiken, and wanted to try something new, too. This was wonderful. The breast meat was moist and tender, and the skin was a beautiful golden brown. I may thicken the gravy a bit more next time, it was a little runny, but tasted great. I used a 4.5 pound chicken, removed the bacon after thirty minutes, and continued to roast for about 18 more minutes. Thanks for posting a great recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for The Barefoot Contessa's Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (414 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 829.7
     
    Calories from Fat 540
    65%
    Total Fat 60.0 g
    92%
    Saturated Fat 19.2 g
    96%
    Cholesterol 214.7 mg
    71%
    Sodium 551.1 mg
    22%
    Total Carbohydrate 15.5 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    6%
    Sugars 1.9 g
    7%
    Protein 49.1 g
    98%

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    fresh thyme

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