Double - Lemon Roast Chicken

READY IN: 2hrs 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a small bowl, cream the butter, lemon balm, salt and pepper. Set aside. (This can be done ahead of time.).
  • Remove chicken from the fridge 1 hour before roasting. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Loosen the skin (or make shallow incisions) all over and stuff with the compound butter.
  • Rub the outside of the bird with paprika and Kosher salt and place the lemon quarters and thyme sprig in the cavity.
  • Place chicken, breast side down, in a lightly greased roasting pan.
  • Cook, uncovered, for 45 minutes, then turn the bird over and roast a further 30-35 minutes, until done.
  • Remove from oven and tent with foil for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and discard stuffing before carving.
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