Grandma's Roast Lemon Chicken Recipe

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Grandma's Roast Lemon Chicken

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Ingredients

3 lb
french bread
1/4 tsp
ground paprika
20
parsley, fresh sprigs
2 Tbsp
butter
4
celery ribs, cut into thirds
2 c
chicken broth, unsalted
1
medium yellow onion, halved
1/2
lemon juice
1/4 c
dry white wine

Step-By-Step

1PREHEAT OVEN TO 375 DEGREES.
2PLACE THE CHICKEN ON IT'S BREAST ON A FLAT WORK SURFACE.USING POULTRY SHEARS,CUT ALONG THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE BACKBONE.SPREAD THE CHICKEN OPEN AND RINSE WITH COLD WATER.DRY WITH PAPER TOWELS.
3CUT OFF EXCESS FAT AT NECK AND TAIL,AND DISCARD FAT. OPEN THE BIRD OUT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.USE THE HEEL OF YOUR HAND AND STRIKE THE BREAST FIRMLY TO BREAK THE BREAST BONE,COLLAR BONES,RIB CAGE,AN WISHBONE.
4PLACE THE PARSLEY,CELERY,ONION INTO A 10 TO 12 INCH OVEN PROOF SKILLET OR BAKING DISH,AND LAY THE CHICKEN,BREAST SIDE UP,ON TOP,ARRANGING THE BIRD SO IT RESTS NEATLY IN THE SKILLET.
5SPRINKLE CHICKEN WITH SALT,AND PEPPER AND PAPRIKA,AND DOT WITH BUTTER.
6ROAST UNCOVERED FOR 35 MINUTES OR UNTIL CHICKEN HAS BEGUN TO BROWN.IN A TWO CUP MEASURING CUP,COMBINE BROTH,LEMON JUICE,AND WINE.
7RESERVE 1/4 CUP O THE LIQUID,AND ADD THE REST TO THE SKILLET.
8BASTE THE CHICKEN,AND CONTINUE ROAST UNCOVERED,BASTING EVERY 15 MINUTES,FOR 50 TO 60 MINUTES LONGER,OR UNTIL THE SKIN IS A DEEP GOLDEN BROWN AND JUICES RUN CLEAR WHEN CHICKEN IS PIERCED IN THE THICKEST PART OF THE THIGH AND INTERNAL TEMPERATURE REGISTERS 180 DEGREES.
9TRANSFER CHICKEN TO A WARM PLATTER OR GROOVED CARVING BOARD AND KEEP WARM BY COVERING WITH A TENT OF FOIL.
10DISCARD THE VEGETABLES.
11TILT THE SKILLET,AND SPOON OFF THE FAT.STRAIN THE DE FATTED COOKING JUICES IF DESIRE AND RETURN JUICES TO THE SKILLET.
12STIR CORNSTARCH INTO THE RESERVED 1/4 CUP BROTH WINE MIXTURE.
13ADD THE DISSOLVED CORNSTARCH MIXTURE TO THE BROTH IN THE SKILLET.
14BRING TO A SIMMER,AND STIR FREQUENTLY UNTIL THICKENED.SERVE GRAVY ALONG SIDE CHICKEN

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Roasts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy