Perfect Roast Chicken

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Perfect Roast Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 283.5
  • Total Fat: 11.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 101.9 mg
  • Sodium: 499.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 33.2 g

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Introduction

Difficult to enter chicken on the recipe calculator. I entered as 6 units.
Recommend removing the skin before serving.
Bought chicken for 99 cents a pound. Will be able to use leftovers for salads and sandwiches.
Difficult to enter chicken on the recipe calculator. I entered as 6 units.
Recommend removing the skin before serving.
Bought chicken for 99 cents a pound. Will be able to use leftovers for salads and sandwiches.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    5-6# roasting chicken
    1 tablespoon Herbes de Provence
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 lemon or 1/4 cup lemon juice
    1⁄4 cup olive oil
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon pepper
    5 carrots, cut in half
    6-8 red potatoes
    1 onion, cut in eighths
    5 stalks celery, cut in half

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

2. Mix herbs, garlic, lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

3. Save part of the marinade for the chicken.Toss vegetables in remaining herb-lemon-oil mixture. Set aside to marinate.

4. Wash chicken; remove innards. Pat dry inside and out. Sprinkle of salt and pepper on inside cavity of chicken

5. Rub chicken outside with some of the herb-lemon-oil mixture.

6. Place the veggies in the bottom of the roasting pan. Place chicken on top of veggies.

7. Roast chicken for 1+1/2 hours at 425 F degrees or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh.

8. Remove the chicken and vegetables to a platter and cover with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes.

9. Slice the chicken onto a platter and serve it with the vegetables.


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user 60SIXTY.

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Really good & easy. I used fresh thyme and rosemary in place of the herb mix here. - 2/14/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The kids loved it! I substituted the herbs with thyme, rosemary, and marjoram. I removed some of the fat, separated the skin from the chicken, and put some of the marinade in between. I only had 4 potatoes and no celery, so I used them plus one sweet potato, 3 carrots, and onion. Delicious! - 10/6/12

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  • Made this yesterday. Delish! Easy! - 1/13/15

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  • Delicious - soooo hard to get rid of that delicious skin - but I did!!

    - 7/1/12

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  • Very easy to do--tasted very good! I modified the spices slightly to match what I had. - 3/9/12

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