• Prep Time
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    10 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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    Easy Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken

    Though it may sound time consuming or daunting, roasting a whole chicken requires nothing more than a few minutes of prep time and hands free time in the oven. In this easy recipe, lemon and garlic work with a wide variety of herbs to create a juicy flavorful bird.


    Ingredients
    1
    red onion, chopped
    1
    red bell pepper, chopped
    1
    whole organic chicken, about 3 pounds
    1
    to 2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 1/2
    teaspoons
    mixed dried herbs (such as thyme and rosemary)
    1
    Small handful fresh herbs (such as tarragon, thyme and rosemary)
    3
    cloves
    garlic
    1
    lemon
    *
    kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    Directions
    Preheat the oven to 450F. Cut the onion and red pepper into pieces and place at the bottom of a roasting pan.
    Pat the skin of the chicken dry with paper towels and rub with oil, dried herbs, and salt and pepper.
    Staff the cavity with fresh herbs, garlic, and 1/2 the lemon.
    Roast the chicken for 20 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350F and continue to roast until the juices run clear, about 40 minutes or up to an hour.
    Let the chicken rest about 10 minutes and then carve. Serve with remaining 1/2 lemon, cut into small wedges.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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