Roast Chicken with Lemon & Thyme

Published on July 31, 2013 By Lauren

Impress your guests and family - the will LOVE this roast chicken with lemon and thyme. And it's so easy!

What makes a great roast chicken?  Juicy meat?  Check.  Crispy Skin?  Check.  Rich flavor? Check.  No leftovers?  Check – I guarantee there will be no leftovers when you make this roasted chicken for your family or guests.

Oh – one more item to check off… Cheap and easy?  Check and check.

Enjoy!

Roast Chicken with Lemon & Thyme
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 whole raosting chicken, about 4-5 lbs.
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
Instructions
  1. Rinse the chicken and remove giblets.
  2. Scrape some zest from the lemons.
  3. Mix salt, pepper, lemon zest and thyme in a bowl with the butter and rub all over the chicken.
  4. Slice the lemons and the onion in half and squeeze one of the lemons over the chicken.
  5. Place the lemons and onions inside the bird.
  6. Bake at 400 for an hour and a half or until done.

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