Easy Italian Recipes - Roasted Chicken with Lemon
This recipe is fantastically simple and puts an interesting twist on just same old chicken. The original recipe requires that a whole lemon be inserted into the cavity instead of spreading fresh squeezed juice. This should not be done with today’s lemons. Most producers spray the lemons with a pesticide that remains in the peel and will be released into the chicken. I suggest roasted potatoes with the chicken. The potatoes can be baked with the chicken.
1 whole chicken (about 2.5 lbs)
2 lemons (juiced)
¼ stick of butter
Salt and Pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Rinse the chicken and remove any items that may be in the cavity. Brush the chicken, inside and out, with the lemon juice. Cut the butter into small pieces and place the butter in the cavity. Salt and pepper the outside of the chicken and brush abundantly with Olive Oil.
Brush a baking pan with olive oil and place the chicken in the middle. Bake the chicken for 40 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
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