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Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Yield: 8 servings

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Herb Roasted Chicken
This recipe serves:   
1 whole chicken, 6 to 8 pounds
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
1 sprig fresh rosemary, or 1/4 teaspoon dried
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1 medium onion, roughly chopped into 1" pieces
2 carrots, roughly chopped into 1" pieces
2 stalks celery, roughly chopped into 1" pieces
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 lemon

Cooking Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2. Rinse the chicken with cold water and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper inside and out.

3. Stuff the cavity with rosemary, thyme, bay leaf and garlic. Also put a few pieces of onion, carrot and celery into the cavity.

4. Scatter the rest of the onions, carrots and celery on the bottom of a roasting pan. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables.

5. Squeeze juice from the lemon all over the chicken and add the lemon half to the cavity.

6. Place in the oven. After 15 minutes turn the heat down to 350°F. Roast the chicken until golden brown and crisp and the juices run clear when the thigh is pierced with a sharp knife, about 45 minutes to 1 hour, more.

7. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and let rest for about 10 minutes. Remove the skin and discard. Carve the chicken into serving pieces.

Serving Size: about 6 ounces chicken

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 8
Per Serving
Calories 425 Carbohydrate 5 g
Fat 11 g Fiber 2 g
Protein 73 g Saturated Fat 3 g
Sodium 865 mg    


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