How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F
  • Slice the lemon into several rounds
  • Pour enough olive oil to coat the chicken in a small bowl. Add all of the spices (garlic, onion, thyme, parsley, rosemary, etc etc...), according to your own judgement/preference...but don't be scanty! This will cover your chicken. (Another alternative is to just rub each spice into the chicken along with olive oil...but this is easier for me.
  • After you have rinsed the chicken, place it in a roasting pan, preferably raised on a grate to keep it from getting soggy (I use a cookie sheet with raised edges and a grate with short legs) .
  • Rub your olive oil and spice mix all over the chicken, top and bottom. Pour any extra liquid into the chicken's cavity.
  • Lay the chicken breast up.
  • Place half of the lemon into the chicken's cavity, and place the rest of the lemon slices around it...tucked under the wings, legs, on top, etc.
  • Place the chicken in the oven, and cook it for 10 to 15 minutes on 450 degrees.
  • Lower the temperature to 350 degrees F, and cook for an additional 20 minutes for each lb, or until a thermometer reads the correct temperature.
  • Take the chicken out of the oven, and cover it. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the juices to settle. This is the most important part!
  • I made this with my tomato and ricotta bruschetta. :)

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    " It was excellent "
    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    We all loved this chicken, even my picky 4 yr. old had seconds! I added a full review in the IMI Group :) ------------> Lemon, Rosemary, Thyme Roasted Chicken
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  • spanishpink 8 years ago
    Loving it!
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  • goodeat 8 years ago
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  • chuckieb 8 years ago
    Looks gorgeous. The pic is great!
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  • bigandsmall 8 years ago
    It looks lovely! I bealive very tasty. I would suggest to use the juice of the big lemon with a big tbsp of honey and fresh garlic instead of powder. Lovely recipe! Thank you.
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  • ttaaccoo 8 years ago
    LOVE IT!! thank you !!
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