Roasted Lime and Onion Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
YIELD: 1 chicken




  • Bring chicken to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut onion into quarters, and lime in half. Squeeze juice into small container and reserve. Add olive oil to juice and mix well.
  • Wash chicken well with cool water and pat dry.
  • Place chicken into roasting pan with a rack to keep chicken from resting directly on bottom of roaster.
  • Season inside of chicken liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Stuff interior of chicken with alternating onion quarters and lime halves.
  • Season outside of chicken with salt and pepper liberally as well.
  • Truss chicken and fold wings under bird for even cooking.
  • Coat chicken with olive oil and lime juice mixture with basting brush.
  • Place chicken in preheated oven and baste every 30 minutes with mixture.
  • Cook for 15 minutes per lb. of meat, or until juices run clear in thickest part of bird. A 6 lb. chicken should take 1 1/2 hours.
  • Pull chicken out of oven and let rest for 10 minutes under aluminum foil.
  • Eat! Enjoy! Repeat!