Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

Lemon Garlic Roasted ChickenThis is my “special seasoning” for chicken and turkeys. The meat is so tender it often falls apart! In fact, I’ve never made a dry chicken or turkey (yes, I’m knocking on wood as I write this).

I did make a partially frozen turkey the first time I roasted one but that is a different story altogether.

My husband looks forward to my turkey every year, so when I said I was making ham for Christmas, he pouted. So we ate both!

SELECTIVE EATING: Chicken is not my favorite food, no secret there. I can eat chicken if I cook it to the point that the chicken is almost dry. Can you say backwards?

Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Yield: 6-8 Servings

Serving Size: 3 ounces

Allergies: None

Ingredients

  • 4 pound Fryer chicken
  • 3 tablespoons Margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper, ground
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion powder

Instructions

  1. Remove any inner parts (neck and gizzards). Rinse chicken and pat dry.
  2. Combine all ingredients. Rub over and beneath skin of meat.
  3. Place a roasting rack in a roasting pan if you have one. Place chicken on rack. Cover with tented foil (do not allow foil to touch chicken!).
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15-30 minutes. Baste the chicken 1-2 times with pan drippings.
  5. Remove foil for the last 10 minutes to roast the top. (If using an electric roaster, either place the chicken on a baking sheet or use the removable pan and put into preheated oven).
  6. Using a meat thermometer, the breast should be 160 degrees and the thigh should be 170. After removing from the oven, the chicken will continue to cook, as long as you leave it in the pan, covered. The thigh should reach 180 after 10 minutes.
  7. Don't waste your drippings! Make a tasty gravy.
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Stacy

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Stacy

Stacy is the mother of 3, step-mom of 3 and grandparent of 3. She retired as a project manager for a environmental laboratory. In her spare time she volunteers with her daughter's high school band. She has been developing websites for over 15 years, both for herself and others. Cooking, sewing, reading and history are just a few of her passions. Reading about history is a double passion!

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