recipe: simple lemon roast chicken

i had a great experience with roasting chicken with lemon before – the results was so tender – so i was very excited to try this recipe. as expected, it was delicious!

cooking tools

  • roasting pan
  • roasting rack
  • twine


  • one 2- to 3-pound farm-raised grass fed free range chicken
  • coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 organic lemon, halved

preparationsimple lemon roast chicken

  1. preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. dry chicken very well with paper towels, inside and out.
  3. salt the cavity and insert lemon halves
  4. truss the chicken tying the legs and wings to body with string *see note 2.
  5. salt the chicken on top.
  6. roast in roasting pan for 50 to 60 minutes.
  7. allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  8. remove the twine and carve.


part of Thanksgiving Meal 2014 deux


1. resource – original recipe from Stupid Simple Roast Chicken

2. resource BuzzFeed Life: How To Make The Best Roast Chicken Of All Time – Thomas Keller’s Roast Chicken with video

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