Whole Roasted Italian Lemon-Herb Chicken

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READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a small bowl combine the Italian seasoning with seasoned salt, black pepper, mustard powder and garlic powder.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil with 2 tablespoons melted butter and the juice of 2 whole lemons (you may save the lemon skins and add to the cavity of the chicken if desired or discard).
  • Wash the chicken thoroughly under cold water then pat dry.
  • Place the chicken onto a rack that is fitted into a greased baking pan.
  • Rub about 1 tablespoon or a little more of olive oil over the dry chicken.
  • Sprinkle the inside cavity of the chicken with about 1 teaspoon seasoning mix.
  • Place the lemon halves and onion inside the cavity (along with the lemon skins if desired).
  • Tie the legs together with cotton butcher's string.
  • Rub the outside of the chicken with the remaining spice mix (at this point you may cover the chicken with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours).
  • Drizzle the olive oil/lemon juice mixture over the top of the chicken.
  • Bake uncovered in a preheated 350 degree F oven to about 2 hours or until cooked thoroughly, basting several times with the pan juices.
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