Friday, January 13, 2012

Baked Rosemary Chicken


Baked Rosemary Chicken

4 pounds whole chicken
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced, or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, lemon juice, rosemary and garlic salt.  Mix well.  Set aside.


Place the lemon that you juiced for the 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in the cavity of the chicken.  If you are using fresh rosemary, add a few sprigs to the cavity also.


 Place chicken in a roasting pan and rub 1 tablespoon olive oil over chicken.

Bake chicken for 1 hour.  Remove from oven.  Brush the rosemary mixture over chicken.


Bake an additional 15 minutes.



Have you ever purchased a roasted chicken from the grocery store, get it home, and have to scape the herbs off of the top of the chicken, because the herbs were burnt and bitter?  By brushing the rosemary mixture over the chicken and baking it for only 15 minutes, you add flavor to your chicken, and keep the herbs tasting fresh and delicious.


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17 comments:

  1. That sounds quite delicious, on my list to do very soon :) Diane

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  2. Simple and perfctly cooked! That's how I like it!

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  3. Your pics are great, Linda! And, the chicken sounds delicious. I have a chicken in the freezer to roast so need to get some rosemary now!

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    1. Thanks, Pam! Taking photos of the food is harder than I thought it would be.

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    1. I love chicken too! I am always looking for new ways to make it.

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  5. That bird is gorgeous, Linda! Crispy skin and all.

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  6. The chicken looks lovely. I like the idea of putting the herbs on at the end of the baking time, it makes sense that they taste better that way. I look your pictures.

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    1. Words Of Delicousness, I am glad you like the idea! When I created this recipe, I tried putting the rosemary on when I finest baked it, but the rosemary burned. Making it this way, it comes out perfect every time.

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  7. Holy Moly that chicken looks delicious! Lemon and Chicken just may be the perfect combo and adding the herbs at the end...brilliant!

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! I love the combination of favors in this recipe.

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  8. Linda...Your chicken looks perfect! and great photos;D

    Bo

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    1. Thanks, Bo! Coming from you, that is a huge complement!

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