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Lemon-and-Sage Roasted Chicken

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

Health JANUARY 2010

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (plus leftovers) (serving size: 1/8 of chicken and 1/2 cup roasted vegetables)
  • Prep time:30 Minutes
  • Stand:15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 6 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 (6-pound) chicken
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 pound parsnips, peeled and trimmed
  • 3/4 pound carrots, peeled and trimmed
  • 1/2 pound turnips, peeled and trimmed
  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

Preparation

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.

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.

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

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 292
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Carbohydrate: 22g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 96mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Calcium: 63mg
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