Roast Chicken with Two Lemons

Jane Kaylie

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Roast Chicken with Two Lemons


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Serves:

2-4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Convection Oven

Ingredients

3-4 lb
chicken
2 smallish, thin skinned lemons, washed well and dried
2 to 3 cloves garlic

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350. Thoroughly wash the chicken.
2
Let the bird stand on a slightly tilted plate for about 10 minutes so that all the water drains out.
3
Dry all over. Season the chicken inside and out with salt and pepper; rub in the seasonings.
4
Set the lemons on a counter and roll them back and forth, pressing with your palm.
5
Puncture each lemons in at least 20 places. Place both lemons and garlic cloves in the cavity.
6
n the cavity.
Seal the opening with toothpicks; close well, but don't make an airtight job of it because the chicken may burst.
7
Run kitchen string from one leg to the other and tie it at the knuckle ends; the string serves only to keep the thighs from spreading apart and splitting the skin. Set the chicken breast down in a roasting pan.
8
Place it in the upper third of the oven and roast for 30 minutes. Carefully turn the chicken over onto its back and cook for another 30 to 35 minutes.
9
Turn the oven up to 400 F and cook for additional 20 minutes. (Calculate between 20 and 25 minutes total cooking time per pound.) Spoon the juices over the chicken and serve. A perfect roast chicken.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium