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Simple lemon basil roasted chicken

Main Dish
6 servings
5 min
15 min
Very Easy
What a bird, so juicy and flavorful! like eat this tasty chicken .

Ingredients

Number of serving: 6
1 table spoon Basil

1 .table spoon Thyme

1 tablespoon butter

3 garlic cloves, whole

1 tea spoon grated lemon peel

1 3-pound roasting chicken

1 lemon, quartered

Salt and Pepper

Preparation

  • Step 1 - Simple Lemon Basil Roasted Chicken
    Preheat oven to 500°F. Mix basil, lemon rind, salt and pepper in bowl.
  • Step 2 - Simple Lemon Basil Roasted Chicken
    Rinse chicken,pat dry. Place chicken in roasting pan. Rub all dry spices all over the chicken and then top with pat of butter. Place lemon in cavity of chicken.
  • Step 3 - Simple Lemon Basil Roasted Chicken
    Roast chicken 15minutes ( without the lid).
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and cover. Roast chicken until legs move easily to the touch and the top is golden brown. Usually about 20 minutes per pound.
  • Lift chicken and tilt slightly, emptying juices from cavity into pan.
  • Transfer chicken to serving platter.
  • Step 7 - Simple Lemon Basil Roasted Chicken
    Tent chicken with aluminum foil to keep warm (this will allow the juices to flow back into the center of the chicken).

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