I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Lemon Roast Chicken

If you love lemons, you'll love this recipe. It's the lemoniest! This chicken becomes fully infused with the bright taste of lemon while staying nice and juicy!

3 lb chicken
2 or 3 carrots, cut in half or thick sliced
1 lemon, zested then sliced
2 or 3 red bell peppers, halved or quartered
2 tbsps butter
2 tsps minced garlic
1 tsp dry thyme
fresh cracked black pepper to taste
salt to taste
olive oil

Combine the lemon zest (the zest of the whole lemon makes it very lemony, use less if you just want a hint of lemon), butter, minced garlic, thyme and black pepper and slide globs of it under the skin of the chicken wherever you can. Sit the chicken in a baking dish on top of pepper halves and 3 or 4 lemon slices. If you want the chicken more lemony, stuff the balance of the lemon into the cavity.

Place the carrots around the chicken and add 1/4 cup water. Brush the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle everything with thyme, salt and black pepper. 

Bake in a 425°F oven for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F for 1 1/2 hours, basting occasionally.

Serves 4 with a little left for a sandwich or two the next day!

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