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Fruit Garland Roast Chicken

Ingredients
  Roasting chicken 5 Pound
  Lemon marinade 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (adjust quantity as needed)
  Lemon 1 Small, quartered
  Celery leaves 1 Tablespoon
  Papaya 1
  Avocado 1 Small
  Strawberries 1 Cup (16 tbs) (with stems)
Directions

Wash chicken and pat dry.
Place in a large bowl, pour lemon herb marinade over it, cover, and chill at least 2 hours, turning.
Drain off marinade and reserve.
Tuck quartered lemon and a few celery leaves inside chicken cavity.
Place chicken on a rack in an uncovered pan and roast in a 350° oven about 2 hours or until the thickest part of the drumstick yields to gentle pressure.
Baste several times with marinade. (Or impale the chicken on a spit and barbecue according to directions for your specific barbecue.)
For fruit garland, peel and slice papaya and avocado, discarding seeds Wash strawberries.
Place roasted chicken on a carving board and surround with fruit.
Generously.
Contains about 300 calories per serving.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Healthy
Servings: 
6

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