Lemon Roasted Chicken is an easy recipe that you can whip up in just 1 hour! You can serve this buttery and lemony chicken recipe for the whole family on a lazy weeknight.
Roasting a whole chicken may seem challenging to some home cooks, but it is as easy as counting from 1 to 3. You just have to follow the recipe and make sure that the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 seconds. Digital thermometers are always your best bet when creating the perfect roast recipe.
As for the butter mixture, you can lift the skin of the breast and gently place some of the butter mixture underneath. The skin will get crispy and the butter will protect the breast from drying out.
You may place the whole chicken in a bed of carrots, potatoes, leeks, and onions. The jus of the chicken will add flavor to the roasted vegetable — leaving them with a tasty chicken flavor.
Trussing the chicken before roasting will ensure that it cooks as evenly as possible. This is a great technique when you roast larger chickens.
To truss, place the chicken on its back with the legs facing toward you. Slide a piece of twine under the back of the chicken between the wings and the thighs. Pull both ends of the twine up under the chicken’s armpits, then pull them over the wings. Cross the string around the top of the breast, making sure the skin is secure. Bring the ends of the twine back toward you, running them along the sides of the breast above the wings and thighs. Cross the ends of the twine, pulling tightly up and under the crown of the bird. Loop the ends of the string under the legs, then over the top of the legs. Cross and tighten. The thighs should pop up a little.
Savor this tasty lemon roasted chicken recipe with a bottle of rich white wine.