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Roast Chicken

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Ingredients
  Roasting chicken 4 Pound (At Room Temperature, 1 Chicken)
  Lemon 1⁄2
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Onion 1 Small, peeled
  Herbs 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Such As A Half Teaspoon Of Thyme Or Rosemary, A Bay Leaf, A Sprig Of Tarragon Or Parsley)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
Directions

1. Preheat oven to moderate (350° F.).
2. Rub the inside of the chicken with half a lemon and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add a small onion to the cavity and the herbs, if desired, or stuff with basic bread crumb stuffing. Truss the chicken and place it in a roasting pan in the oven.
3. Bake eighteen to twenty minutes per pound, or about one hour and fifteen minutes for a four-pound bird. Baste the chicken as it roasts with the melted butter. Test for doneness by moving the leg of the chicken up and down. If it moves easily, the chicken is done.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
80 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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