Roast Chicken

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Ingredients

1 3 - 4 lb. chicken
1 whole lemon, halved
3 Fresh rosemary sprigs
3 Fresh thyme sprigs
2 whole Garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
4 tbsp butter, softened
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
4 small whole red onion, halved
8 whole small potatoes, halved
4 med carrots, peeled
4 parsnips, peeled
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 450°. Rinse chicken, then pat dry with paper towels. Put chicken in a large cast-iron skillet or roasting pan, then squeeze lemon over chicken to cover all surfaces, inside and out, with juice. Put squeezed lemon halves, several sprigs each of rosemary and thyme, and garlic into cavity of the bird. Tie legs together with kitchen string, then rub butter all over chicken. Season liberally with salt and pepper.

2. Arrange onions, potatoes, carrots, and parsnips around chicken. Brush vegetables with a little olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes, then baste chicken and vegetables with pan juices. Reduce temperature to 375° and continue to roast, basting occasionally, until skin is crisp and golden, about 45 minutes more.

4. Turn off heat and allow chicken to rest in the oven, with the oven door ajar, for about 15 minutes before carving. Garnish with additional fresh rosemary and thyme sprigs, if you like.

Yield

Serves 4

Cook Time

Prep Time: 30 mins.
Cook Time: 60 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Serves 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 968
Calories from Fat: 234

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g
40%
Carbohydrates 180g
60%
Dietary Fiber 33g
132%
Saturated Fat 17g
85%
Calories 968kcal
48%
Cholesterol 64mg
21%
Protein 35g
58%
Sodium 728mg
30%
Calcium
4%
Iron
26%
Vitamin A
211%
Vitamin C
346%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.