Roast Lemon Chicken

Roast Lemon Chicken Recipe

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Josephine Quick

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@Kayliann

Great with Wild Rice, and Glazed Carrots. Roasting the chicken at a high temperature ensured that the exposed skin become crisp.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
4
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
50 Min

Ingredients

1
4 lb whole chicken
3 Tbsp
grated lemon zest plus 1l3 cup juice
1 tsp
sugar,salt,and pepper
2 c
low-sodium chicken broth/water
1 tsp
cornstarch
3 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
1 Tbsp
finely chopped fresh parsley

How to Make Roast Lemon Chicken

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Adjust oven rack to middle position. Using kitchen shears, cut along both sides of backbone to remove it. flatten breastbone and tuck wings behind back.
  • 2Using your fingers, gently loosen skin covering breast and thigh. combine lemon zest, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt in small bowl. Rub 2 tablespoons zest mixture under skin of chicken. Season chicken with salt and pepper and transfer to roasting pan.
  • 3Season chicken can be refrigerated for 3 hours.Whisk broth, 1 cup water, lemon juice, and remaining zest mixture in 4 cups liquid measuring cup, then pour into roasting pan. ( Liquid should just reach skin of thighs.) roast until skin is golden brown and breast registers 160 degrees and thighs register 175 degrees. 45 minutes.
  • 4Transfer to carving board and let rest for 20 minutes. Carefully pour liquid from pan, along with any accumulated chicken juices, into saucepan, Skim fat, then cook over medium-high heat until reduced to 1 cup, about 5 minutes, Whisk cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water in small bowl until no lumps remain, then whisk into saucepan. simmer until sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Off heat, whisk in butter and parsley and season with salt and pepper, carve chicken and serve,. Enjoy

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About Roast Lemon Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken, Roasts
Other Tag: Healthy