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Roasted Lemon Thyme Chicken

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  Chicken 4 Pound (1 Chicken, 3 1/2 To 4 Pound)
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Dried thyme 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon 1⁄2
  Garlic head 1⁄2 , cut in half laterally
  Whole onion 1 Medium (Unpeeled)
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon, dissolved in 1/2 cup cold water
  Cold water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Dissolving Cornstarch)

1. Hear oven to 450°. Rub the chicken inside and out with the oil, thyme, salt, and pepper. Place the half-lemon and half-head of garlic into the cavity. Place the chicken breast-side up in a small roasting pan, along with the unpeeled onion.
2. Cook 20 minutes on top rack of oven; lower heat to 325°. Cook 30 to 35 minutes more, until juices do not appear pink when tipped from the cavity (a thermometer should read 150° on the bone).
3. Transfer chicken to a cutting board to rest for 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, add 1 cup of water to the roasting pan. Use a wooden spoon to scrape up all browned bits; transfer to a small saucepan, along with the lemon and garlic from the chicken. Thicken by adding the cornstarch solution. Simmer 10 minutes, and season.
4. Serve the carved chicken with the quartered roasted onion, and ladle gravy over the chicken and/or egg noodles.

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3729 Calories from Fat 1955

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 217 g334.1%

Saturated Fat 59.7 g298.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1215.6 mg405.2%

Sodium 3144 mg131%

Total Carbohydrates 53 g17.8%

Dietary Fiber 10 g39.8%

Sugars 9.2 g

Protein 373 g746.7%

Vitamin A 44% Vitamin C 86.6%

Calcium 52.1% Iron 159%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Roasted Lemon Thyme Chicken Recipe