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6 INGREDIENTS11 STEPS1HR 30MIN

Lemon Thyme Roast Chicken

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Lemon, thyme and garlic are the perfect combination in this roast chicken recipe. If you dry the chicken out thoroughly enough, you'll get a delicious crispy skin.

1HR 30MIN

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Ingredients
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6
Serves 6
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approx. 3 - 3.5 lbs
to taste
8 sprigs
1/2 head
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Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
195
FAT
1.0 g
PROTEIN
38.5 g
CARBS
9.6 g

Directions

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Step 1
Remove Free Range Chicken (1) from fridge and allow to come to room temperature before cooking.
Step 2
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Step 3
Rinse chicken under cold water and dry thoroughly with kitchen towel (you want it bone dry).
Step 4
Liberally season the inside and outside of the bird with Kosher Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste) .
Step 5
Stuff the cavity with Lemon (1) cut into halves, Fresh Thyme (8 sprigs) , and Garlic (1/2 head) (smashed but skin left on). Truss the bird so that the legs seal the cavity.
Step 6
Place the trussed bird at the bottom of a Dutch oven or oven-safe skillet (cast-iron is perfect for this) and transfer into the preheated oven.
Step 7
Cook for 50 minutes without opening the oven door.
Step 8
After 50 minutes, insert a meat thermometer into the deepest part of the thigh. The thermometer should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). If the reading is below 160 degrees F, place the bird back in the oven and retest every 10 minutes.
Step 9
Remove from oven. With the bird still in the Dutch oven or skillet, add 2-4 sprigs of fresh thyme and a few slices of Lemon (1) to the rendered chicken juices.
Step 10
With a large spoon or turkey baster, continuously baste the bird with the juices for a few minutes. This will impart a lot of flavor to the whole bird and allow the residual heat to bring the chicken up to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (75 degrees C) – the safe temperature to consume poultry.
Step 11
Transfer to a cutting board and carve accordingly. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
195
% Daily Value*
Fat
1.0 g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.3 g
2%
Trans Fat
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Cholesterol
81.0 mg
27%
Carbohydrates
9.6 g
3%
Fiber
1.0 g
4%
Sugars
1.0 g
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Protein
38.5 g
77%
Sodium
2447.4 mg
106%
Vitamin D
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Calcium
34.1 mg
3%
Iron
1.1 mg
6%
Potassium
217.3 mg
5%
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