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March 1, 2013

sometimes the only thing that will do is a perfectly roast chicken.  i made this for dinner tonight at a friend’s house & it hit the spot.

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simple roast chicken (serves 8)
adapted from ina garten
1 roasting chicken, 5 – 6 lbs
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 large bunch fresh thyme, plus additional sprigs
1 lemon, halved
1 head garlic, cut in half crosswise
2 T (1/4 stick) butter, melted
1 large yellow onion, thickly sliced

preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
remove the chicken giblets & rinse the chicken inside and out & pat the outside dry.  liberally salt & pepper the inside of the chicken.  stuff the cavity with the bunch of thyme, lemon & garlic.  brush the outside of the chicken with the butter & sprinkle again with salt &pepper.  tie the legs together with kitchen string.  place the onions in a roasting pan & place the chicken on top.

roast the chicken for 1-1/2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg & thigh.  remove the chicken and onions to a platter & loosely cover with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes.  slice the chicken onto a platter and serve it with the onions.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. alison permalink
    March 1, 2013 6:40 am

    i did the same thing – and same recipe – yesterday. The only diff is that I brined it first, just because. Well, i love brining, because it is so easy and soothes away any salmonella and i think is the simpleton’s (me) way to tenderize and season. Thyme has definitely been on my side this week. xo

  2. Rieneke permalink
    March 1, 2013 8:11 am

    Love it Karena! I make it more or less the same way, together with roasted potatoes and lots of roasted garlic cloves and rosemary. Speaking about chicken recipies……this weekend I will make the famous Soto Ajam (indonesion chickensoup). If you are interested in the receipe, let me know! Real fun to make for a lot of people.

  3. Emily Fisher permalink
    March 1, 2013 4:05 pm

    Serves 8, ha! If it were you and me, it would only serve 2!

    And yes, please, Rieneke, let’s have the Indonesian chicken soup recipe!

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