Lemon Roasted Chicken

Helene Mulvihill

By
@WeBakeinTX

Just playing around with seasonings and came up with this for dinner tonight. The family enjoyed it!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

3 to 4 lb
roaster chicken
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large
lemon
lemon pepper seasoning to taste
1/4 tsp
rosemary
1/4 tsp
dried thyme
2 tsp
minced garlic
1 sprig(s)
fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp dried
for gravy
1/4 c
water
2 Tbsp
flour
1 tsp
lemon pepper seasoning
pan drippings
1/4 c
cream
1/4
of a lemon

Step-By-Step

1remove giblets from chicken, wash and pat dry.
2salt inside of chicken. rub entire bird with olive oil and place in dutch oven or casserole dish.
3cut lemon into quarters, reserving 1 quarter for gravy.
4squeese 3 lemon quarters over chicken.
5inside bird place sprig of rosemary, garlic and the 3 squeezed lemon wedges.
6sprinkle lemon pepper and spices onto bird to taste.
7place into 350 degree oven for 2 to 3 hours, until thermometer in thigh shows 180 degrees.
8remove bird from pan and place on platter.
9strain drippings into fat seperating cup, discard fat and put remaining drippings into fry pan
10bring sauce to light boil.
11in cup put flour and water and mix with fork until lumps are gone.
12while stirring sauce, slowly pour flour and water mixture in. Add the lemon pepper seasonings, and squeeze the last lemon quarter in, mix well. cook for 2 or 3 minutes, until sauce is thickened. turn off heat and move pan to cool surface. stir in cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Roasts
Hashtags: #lemon, #roasted