Lemon Chicken With Croutons

Recipe by MarieRynr
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Remove the giblets from the chicken and wash it inside and out.
  • Remove any excess fat and pinfeathers.
  • Toss the onion with a little olive oil in a small roasting pan.
  • Place the chicken on top and sprinkle with the salt and pepper inside.
  • Place the lemons inside the chicken.
  • Pat the outside of the chicken dry with paper towel, brush with the melted butter, and sprinkle with more salt and pepper.
  • tie the legs together with kitchen string, and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken.
  • Roast for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between the leg and the thigh.
  • cover with foil and allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes (the onions may burn, but the flavor is good).
  • meanwhile, heat a large saute pan with 2 TBs of olive oil until very hot.
  • Lower the heat to medium low and saute the bread cubes, tossing frequently, until nicely browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add more olive oil as needed, and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.
  • Place the croutons on a serving platter.
  • Slice the chicken and place it, with all the pan juices, over the croutons.
  • Sprinkle with salt and serve warm.