Perfect Roast Chicken

  • Ready in 45m

  • Serves 4

  • 826 calories

  • 2.98g carbs

Perfect Roast Chicken is a gluten free, primal, and fodmap friendly recipe with 4 servings. One serving contains 827 calories, 57g of protein, and 64g of fat. For $2.57 per serving, this recipe covers 32% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person were glad they tried this recipe. It works well as a reasonably priced main course. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. If you have roasting chicken, water, watercress, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the olive oil you could follow this main course with the Sauteed Banana, Granolan and Yogurt Parfait as a dessert.

7 ingredients

  1. 2 tbsps butter
  2. 1 lemon
  3. 2 tbsps olive oil
  4. 4 lb roasting chicken
  5. 4 servings salt and pepper
  6. 1/2 cups water
  7. 2 bunches watercress

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Rinse chicken inside and out, then pat dry.
  3. Remove excess fat from the cavities and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place half of thelemon inside. Tie legs together with kitchen string and place in a roasting pan.
  5. In a saucepan, melt the butter with the olive oil over low heat. Squeeze the remaining lemon half into the mixture.
  6. Brush over thechicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Bake in the center of the oven, basting often with the drippings, until juices run clear when the thigh is pierced with a sharp knife, about 1 hours. The temperature should be 175°F when a meat thermometer is placed in the thickest part of the thigh.
  8. Remove chicken from the oven and transfer to a carving board; let rest for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove the lemon from the cavity and squeeze it into the pan juices. Stir in the water. Bring the pan juices to a low boil, scraping up the brown bits, and cook until the sauce is reduced, about 2 minutes. Defat the sauce.
  10. Carve the chicken and arrange on a large platter.
  11. Pour the sauce over it and garnish with watercress.
  12. Serve immediately.
  13. Nutritonal analysis per serving: 400 calories, 0g carbs, 41g protein, 25g fat, 135mg cholesterol.
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