Kate Sears
Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 15 Mins
Stand Time
15 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 servings (plus leftovers) (serving size: 1/8 of chicken and 1/2 cup roasted vegetables)

This roasted chicken recipe is incredibly flavorful when cooked to perfection and pairs well with fresh, seasonal vegetables.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°. Place 6 lemon slices and sage leaves under skin of chicken. Put remaining lemon into cavity. Tie legs together with twine, and tuck wings under. Brush 1 teaspoon oil over chicken. Place chicken in roasting pan; roast in lower third of oven for 1 hour 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°. Transfer chicken to a cutting board; let rest for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, cut root vegetables into matchsticks. Toss with potatoes in a baking pan with remaining oil and thyme. Roast, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes or until tender.

Step 3

Remove skin from chicken. Discard lemons from cavity. Slice enough chicken to serve 4 (such as breasts), and serve with half of vegetables.

Chef's Notes

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