Chicken: Jan's Roasted Chicken

posted by Ann Sanders 11-19-102 11:04 AM

Jan's Roasted Chicken

3-4lb. whole chicken
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon coarsely ground pepper
3 sprigs rosemary
1 lemon, quartered

Rub chicken and cavities with 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Tuck wings under; tie legs together with string.

Pour remaining 1 tablespoon oil into a large cast-iron skillet; place chicken, breast side up, in skillet. Place 1 rosemary sprig and 2 lemon quarters into neack cavit of chicken; repeat in lower cavity. Place remaining rosemary sprig underneath skin. Bake at 450 for 30 minutes, reduce heat to 350, and cook 1 hour. Serve with potato, recipe following.

Jan's Roasted Potatoes:
8 medium new potatoes, halved
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper

Place potatoes on a baking sheet. Drizzle with butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake potatoes at 350 for 1 hour, turning every 20 minutes.

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