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Michael Symon's Wife Lizzie's Roasted Chicken

Michael Symon
Servings: 4
1 to 2 hr

Roasted Chicken

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Michael Symon's Wife Lizzie's Roasted Chicken
  • 1 3- to-4- pound chicken, 1 tablespoon Kosher salt, 1 lemon thinly sliced and seeded, 2 fresh bay leaves, 1/2 small onion peeled, 3 garlic cloves, 1 small bunch of fresh thyme, Pinch freshly ground pepper, 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • A day before cooking, salt the chicken liberally, cover and refrigerate.
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator an hour before cooking it.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Lift the skin off each chicken breast and wedge 4 lemon slices and bay leaves between the skin and each breast. 
  • Put the onion, garlic, thyme and remaining lemon in the cavity of the chicken. 
  • Sprinkle chicken with more salt and pinch of pepper.
  • Rub the entire chicken liberally with the olive oil. 
  • Put the chicken in an ovenproof sauté pan or in a roasting pan breast side up, slide it into the oven and roast it until the thigh reaches 160 degrees or until the cavity juices run clear, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 to 20 minutes. 
  • Cut the chicken into 8 pieces and serve.
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