Simple and Easy Roast Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 2-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 475°F.
  • Wash chicken and pat dry with paper toweling.
  • Coarsely chop the bulb of garlic (don't bother to peel cloves).
  • Remove rosemary from 4 of the stems and chop coarsely; reserve the rest for later.
  • Chop lemons into quarters.
  • Put chopped garlic, chopped lemons and the chopped rosemary into the chicken's cavity.
  • Rub the chicken skin generously with the butter or olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan and tuck remaining rosemary stems on the chicken, around wings and drumsticks.
  • Roast chicken in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Decrease oven temperature to 375F and cook for 60-75 minutes more or until the juices of the chicken run clear (time depends a lot on weight).
  • Allow chicken to sit at least 15 minutes before carving.
  • Garnish with more fresh rosemary before serving, if desired.
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