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Lemon And Rosemary Roasted Chicken With Potatoes

Yield 6 servings


  • 2 medium lemons
  • 1 (3 1/4-pound) broiler-fryer
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 1/4 pounds large red potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 5 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 301
  • caloriesfromfat 39 %
  • fat 13.2 g
  • satfat 2.7 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 26.2 g
  • carbohydrate 19.3 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • cholesterol 73 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 469 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Remove yellow part of rind from lemons, using a vegetable peeler and leaving inner white skin on fruit; finely chop rind, and set aside. Squeeze juice from lemons; set juice aside. Reserve juiced lemon halves. Remove and discard giblets and neck from chicken. Rinse chicken with cold water; pat dry. Trim excess fat. Stuff body cavity with reserved juiced lemon halves.

  3. Combine reserved lemon rind, rosemary, and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl; stir in 2 tablespoons reserved lemon juice. Discard remaining lemon juice. Combine potatoes and olive oil in a large bowl; toss well. Add 2 tablespoons lemon rind mixture to potatoes, tossing to coat; set aside.

  4. Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breast and drumsticks by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat. Sprinkle remaining lemon rind mixture under loosened skin and rub over breast and drumstick meat. Place chicken, breast side up, on rack of a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Arrange potatoes in a single layer around chicken. Bake at 400° for 1 hour or until meat thermometer inserted in meaty part of thigh registers 180°. Cover chicken loosely with foil; let stand 10 minutes. Discard skin.

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