Chicken: Lemon Roasted Chicken

posted by Honeybee 10-12-101 4:40 AM

Lemon Roasted Chicken

1 (3 lb. or larger) broiler-fryer, whole or chicken breast
1 tsp. crumbled, dried oregano
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tblsp butter
1/4 cup sherry or water
3 Tblsp fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper

Wash chicken and giblets. Pat dry. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Sprinkle half the oregano and garlic inside cavity.

Melt butter in large skillet. Brown chicken on all sides. Transfer to crock pot. Sprinkle with remaining oregano and garlic. Add sherry ( or water) to skillet. Stir to loosen brown bits. Pour into crock pot. Cover. Cook on low 8 hrs.

Add lemon juice the last hour of cooking. Transfer chicken to carving board. Skim fat and pour cooking juices into sauce bowl. Carve bird. Serve with some of juices spooned over chicken. Good with steamed zucchini sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

serves 6.

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