lemon, pricked several times
( canned or homemade)
salt and pepper, to taste
- Wash and dry chicken.
- Put the lemon inside the cavity of the chicken.
- Place in small roasting pan.
- Cut one of the cloves of garlic in half; rub it into the skin of the breast.
- Rub the breast with the ginger.
- Place chicken in preheated 400 F oven.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Add 1 1/2 cups broth.
- Bake for 20 minutes more.
- Reduce heat to 375 F.
- Add remaining broth and all the garlic.
- Cook for 30-40 minutes, basting frequently.
- Remove chicken from pan and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes, breast side down.
- Pour the pan juices into a gravy separator to remove fat.
- Mash garlic with fork.
- Over medium-high heat, cook and stir de-fatted juices and garlic until liquid is reduced by half.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- (If desired, thicken a bit more with some cornstarch and water.) Serve sauce with chicken.