Salt-Rubbed Roast Chicken with Lemon & Thyme

Recipe by P48422
READY IN: 9hrs
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the salt, pepper and thyme.
  • Lay the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan and rub the mixture all over the skin on both sides.
  • Refrigerate uncovered overnight or for at least 8 hours.
  • Oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Put the lemon quarters, garlic and thyme stems inside the cavity of the chicken.
  • Brush the chicken with some of the melted butter.
  • Roast, basting every 20 minutes or so (first with melted butter, then with any fat and juices accumulating in the pan).
  • The chicken should be done in about an hour, but make sure by testing the thigh for a temperature of 170 degrees F.
  • Let the chicken rest for at least 10 minutes before carving.