Roast Chicken With Lemon and Thyme (Il Pollo)

Ingredients

1 pound chicken, preferably 4 to 5
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt and ground pepper
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

Preparation

1
Rub the chicken with olive oil and generously pat down with salt and pepper, sprinkle some inside the cavity as well.
2
Dust the bird with fresh thyme and insert cut lemon into the cavity.
3
Tie legs together. Lace breast side up in a cast iron pan or small roasting pan – one just large enough to hold the chicken.
4
Roast at 450 F degrees, basting occasionally with juices, for 30 minutes.
5
Reduce heat to 400 F and continue basting until done. Once done, tent with foil and let the bird sit for ten minutes before carving.
6
This is an easy recipe that gives a big return on looks and flavor!

 



Yield:

4 servings

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 8:16am

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