Golden Roast Chicken with Lemon, Garlic, and Rosemary

By edvel54

  • Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tsp grated orange zest

  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 roasting chicken (about 3 lb)

  1. PREHEAT the oven to 400°F. Coat a roasting rack and a 13" x 9" roasting pan with cooking spray.

  2. COMBINE the rosemary, garlic, oil, lemon juice, orange and lemon zests, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

  3. REMOVE and discard the giblets and neck from the chicken and trim any excess fat. Loosen the skin over the breast and legs by inserting your fingers between the skin and meat and gently pushing. Rub the rosemary mixture under the loosened skin and over the breast and legs. Tie the legs with kitchen twine and tuck the wing tips under the chicken. Set the chicken on the rack in the roasting pan, breast-side down.

  4. ROAST the chicken for 35 minutes. Carefully turn the chicken breast-side up and roast for 48 to 50 minutes longer, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the breast registers 180°F and the juices run clear. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes before cutting into 6 serving pieces: 2 breast halves, 2 drumsticks, and 2 thighs. Remove the skin before eating.

Nutritional Facts

4.5 g
280 mg
24 g

chicken/poultry ultra-low-carb low calorie chicken b vitamins vitamin c roast bake main dish

1 reply

Steam hammer
Steam hammer 2011-05-17 08:13:57 -0500 Report

I'll like it but my wife doesn't like it when I use herbs when I cook, so i;ll to use them and not let her know about the herbs.