Thursday, March 21, 2013

Roast Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary

There is something very homely and welcoming with the aroma of a roast chicken. Accompanied with mash potatoes and gravy , it is one of the best comfort food. The left overs make for great sandwiches and the soups.


1 Whole chicken cleaned, washed and pat dry
3 gloves of garlic crushed
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 cup of unsalted butter melted
Bunch of Rosemary
2 lemons
1 big onions sliced thickly


Season chicken with salt and pepper inside out really well
Rub with crushed garlic inside and all over chicken
Fill cavity with Rosemary and 1 lemon cut in half
Tie with a piece of kitchen thread wings down
Arrange onions on Baking tray
Place chicken on top of onions (This will bring excellent flavor to the chicken and also prevent it from steaming as chicken will not tough base of tray )
Brush chicken all over with melted butter
Place other vegetables of choice (Mini potatoes, carrots ) in tray
Roast in oven for 1 hour 15 mins
Remove and allow to rest for another 5-10 mins
Serve with vegetables and gravy

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