Succulent Roast Chicken

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A moist, garlicky-lemony, easy roast dinner. Serve with roast potatoes and veggies, and you've got yourself a wholesome and impressive meal!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped

  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 pinch sea salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken

  • 4 whole garlic cloves

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Combine the lemon zest, rosemary, thyme, and minced garlic in a small bowl; stir in the olive oil, then season to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. Separate the skin around the breast and thighs from the meat. Rub the herb mixture onto the meat, underneath the skin. Cut the zested lemon in half, and place half of the lemon into the cavity of the chicken along with the whole garlic cloves. Place the chicken into a roasting pan, and squeeze the remaining lemon half evenly over the skin of the chicken.

  3. Bake the chicken in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 1 hour, 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove the chicken from the oven, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

450 Calories
27g Fat
5g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 450
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 23mg 114%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 466mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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