Simplest Roast Chicken

Today we are excited to share a recipe from Lia Huber over at Nourish Network. It is for her Simplest Roast Chicken. Any recipe that starts with "simplest" is on the top of my list to try!


Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
3-1/2 pound good-quality chicken (take this to mean what you like: free-range, locally-raised, organic . . . just preferably not a brine-injected, mass-produced one)
8 thyme sprigs
1 lemon, halved lengthwise

Preheat oven to 400.

Gently work your fingertips under the breast, let and thigh and rub meat with salt and pepper (I like to fill a separate little ramekin with a mix of salt and pepper to do this so I don’t get my pepper grinder all chickeny). Sprinkle more salt and pepper on top of skin and in cavity. Stuff the thyme sprigs under the skin and the lemon halves into the cavity.

Roast on a v-rack in a roasting pan, breast side up, for 60-80 minutes, until the legs pull away easily and the juices run clear.

Serves 4

You may also want to take a look at these Nourish Network links:
Register on the Nourish Network before December 31st to be entered win a trip to the wine country.
Tips on how to keep it light in this season and feast without frenzy in this oh so busy season.
Another fabulous recipe from Nourish Network for :: Pumpkin Curry. Yum!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout-out, guys! If you like "simple" in the title ;-) you might also want to check out the Simple Udon Soup on Nourish Network. I'm about to heat up leftovers for lunch right now!


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