Sweet Spicy Lemon Roasted Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 234.2
  • Total Fat: 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 118.1 mg
  • Sodium: 198.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 37.5 g

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Super Easy! Gluten, dairy and soy free. Super Easy! Gluten, dairy and soy free.
Number of Servings: 5


    1 roasting chicken, giblets removed

    1 Lemon, sliced

    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 pieced candied ginger, minced
    1 hot pepper, diced
    1 tsp Chipolte sauce
    .5 tsp Habenero sauce (these are easily changed for less heat)
    1.5 tsp honey
    1 tsp Worchestershire sauce
    1 tsp Sunflower oil
    dash of onion powder


Makes about 5 servings. Will depend on the size of your bird.

Mix everything but the lemon and the chicken together in a small bowl.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Gently side your hand under the chickens skin, up the breast and down the legs and thighs. Try not to tear it!
With a spoon (you do NOT want to touch the sauce with your fingers) place the sauce under the skin and use the spoon and/or your fingers on TOP of skin to smoosh it around.
Gently slide the lemon slices under the skin and on top of the sauce. One slice per quadrant of bird is usually good. Put the remaining lemon bits inside the birds cavity.
Using toothpicks, suture the skin together and pin the chickens ankles together. Shove those wings tips back under the chicken for a nice presentation.

Salt and pepper the outside of the bird. Put it in the oven and immediately turn the temp down to 350 and cook 20 minutes per pound.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DRAGONSPITTLE.

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  • Very Good
    Made it last night. Instead of a whole chicken I used separate parts (breast and leg/thighs) with skin. Turned out great! - 3/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    Thanks going to make this for dinner - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    Tasty combo there...but then I love anything with lemon, garlic and a bit of heat! - 11/3/09

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