Roast Lemon Chicken

Roast Lemon Chicken

Ready in 45 minutes
17 review(s) averaging 4.5. 94% would make again

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Pair with a cool Pinot Grigio and green beans for a great spring meal.

"Very moist easy recipe. We really enjoy the garlic flavor, so I added a garlic bulb to the cavity and topped with a little lemon-pepper seasoning. Still had the feeling it was missing something though. I was thinking rosemary, but after reading another comment that someone added fresh thyme, I think that may be a good addition as well. Definitely be preparing this one again though. ;) "

- DrgnHrt

Ingredients

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1 whole Chicken; about 3 lbs
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon Butter
2 large cloves Garlic; pressed
1 whole Lemon; juiced, peel reserved
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg; freshly grated
2 whole Potatoes; quartered lengthwise

Original recipe makes 4

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Preparation

Rinse chicken; pat dry.

In a heavy iron frying pan, heat oil and butter over medium heat until foamy. Add garlic, lemon juice, a 1x2 inch slice of lemon peel, and nutmeg. Add chicken to pan, breast-side up, and brush lavishly with basting mixture. Put in 350 degree oven to bake. As soon as you put chicken in oven, put potatoes into lightly salted water; parboil for 10 minutes.

Drain, dip cut sides in chicken's pan juices, then set them around the chicken. Baste chicken again, return pan to oven, and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Baste both chicken and potatoes again at least once while baking.

Notes

Excellent, relatively easy way to roast chicken. Be careful to thoroughly dry the chicken before the intial saute part; if the chicken is wet at all it will spatter a lot.

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Roasted Lemon Chicken (w/ carrots) photo by DrgnHrt DrgnHrt

photo by heidi206 heidi206

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carolarrasmith 2 years ago
Very moist easy recipe. We really enjoy the garlic flavor, so I added a garlic bulb to the cavity and topped with a little lemon-pepper seasoning. Still had the feeling it was missing something though. I was thinking rosemary, but after reading another comment that someone added fresh thyme, I think that may be a good addition as well. Definitely be preparing this one again though. ;)
DrgnHrt 2 years ago
Great easy recipe...but forgot the seasoning?? I added carrots and peppers to this too!
Skazzyskills 2 years ago
I made this with boneless skinless chicken breasts and had to guess on the cook time and ended up with chicken that was a little too dry. But the flavors were great and the potatoes were amazing! Next time I'll use more lemon.
Querian 3 years ago
Simple and delicious! Paired with asparagus.
stevemur 3 years ago
Delicious! Easy, moist and great comfort food. I added extra garlic and lemon and fresh thyme. The potatoes were very tasty and steamed green beans rounded out the meal. Perfect recipe to break in my new iPad. :)
SarahChanning 3 years ago
Very nice...made it a few times now... Easy and tasty roast chicken meal...
skiesrblue 3 years ago
I added another lemon to this recipe as I LOVE lemon and it turned out pretty tasty!
mrb2563 4 years ago
Needs a bit more lemon flavour but it was still very nice
Rottendrew 4 years ago
Very tasty I'd definitely make it again. We used loads more potatos than suggested but we love our roasties!
Londonpoe 4 years ago
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