This beautiful herbed roasted chicken with garlic and lemon will have your family running to the kitchen table.
Prep Time 5mins
Cook Time 1hr15mins
Total Time 1hr20mins
Course Entrées - Main Dishes
1whole chicken(gizzards and such removed and discarded)
2Tbextra virgin olive oil
To begin, preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Pat a roasting chicken dry with paper towels and place it in a roasting pan.
In a small dish, combine 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil with a teaspoon of thyme leaves, parsley and crushed rosemary leaves, 1/2 teaspoon each of rubbed sage, black pepper and sea salt. Give these a stir.
Spread this mixture all over the chicken.
Now, cut a fresh lemon in half and crush 6 whole cloves of garlic. No need to peel them first.
Stick the garlic and lemon inside the chicken.
Tuck the tips of the wings underneath, and it is ready for the oven. Bake this for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until it tests done with a meat thermometer. (165 degrees.) Monitor the chicken to make sure it doesn't get too brown. If it is, simply cover with the lid of the roasting pan, or with a tent of foil, and continue baking until it is done.
Let this gorgeous bird rest for 15 minutes before you cut it up to serve.