Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lemon Baked Chicken

This is my favorite way to make chicken, especially when entertaining. It is pretty impressive, and it's really easy to make. This chicken would feed four people, but Phillip wanted chicken salad, so I made it for the two of us.

Let's gather our ingredients:

4-5 lb whole chicken
1 onion, peeled & quartered
2 lemons, one quartered and one sliced
1/2 stick butter
olive oil
salt & pepper

Let's prepare our bird.
You see those wings just flappin' around out there?
They would burn if they stayed like that.
Tuck the ends of the wings underneath the bird.
This may take some muscle.
See that turkey butt, doesn't it need something?
How about a whole lemon and a whole onion?
Just stuff 'em in there.
Now loosen the skin form the breast as far as you can.
This is where it gets messy.
Rub butter, oil, salt & pepper between the skin and breast
Place 4-6 lemon slices under the skin (they will be so yummy!).
Put more butter, oil, salt & pepper on the outside of the bird.
Bake at 425 for an hour and a half, or until the juices run clear.
So Yummy!
I made a pan gravy from the drippings,
and it added just the right touch.

1 comment:

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