Recipe Summary

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 1 hours 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings

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  • rich in protein
  • lower in carbs
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Rosemary-Cider Roast Chicken

This recipe serves:  4
1 lemon
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried
1 roasting chicken, about 4 to 5 pounds
1 small yellow onion, peeled and quartered
1 tart apple , such as Granny Smith or Stayman, cut into quarters
salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup apple cider
Cooking Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

2. Finely grate 1 tablespoon of zest from the lemon, mix it with half of the rosemary and set aside.

3. Cut the lemon into quarters. Rub the entire chicken and the cavity with one of the lemon quarters, then discard it. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

4. Rub the cavity of the bird with the lemon zest mixture. Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan and stuff it with the remaining lemon and the onion and apple quarters.

5. In a small bowl, combine the apple cider and the remaining rosemary. Pour half of this over the chicken and place it in the oven. Baste with the remaining cider mixture and the liquid in the pan at least 4 times during cooking. Roast until the juices run clear when the thigh is pierced with a knife, about 1 1/2 hours.

6. Transfer to a serving platter and let rest 10 to 15 minutes before carving.

Serving Size: 1/4 chicken

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 292
  • Carbohydrate
  • 7 g
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • Protein
  • 49 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 2 g
  • Sodium
  • 323 mg