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Mediterranean Roast Chicken

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Ingredients
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon 2 , squeezed and zest grated
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), lightly bruised and peeled
  Fresh rosemary sprigs 8
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste, coarsely ground
  Chickens 5 Pound, rinsed well and patted dry (2 Birds, About 2 1/2 Pounds Each)
  Small red potatoes 1 1⁄2 Pound, scrubbed and halved
  Green olives 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Imported)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 400°F before roasting.
2) In a large bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon juice and zest, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
3) Marinate the whole chickens with this mixture and keep them covered in refrigerator for a whole night.

MAKING
4) In a large roasting pan, place the chickens.
5) Take the rosemary sprigs and garlic from the marinade and put them in the cavities of the chickens.
6) Place the potato halves and olives around the chicken and then sprinkle all over with the marinade.
7) Roast the chickens for about 1 hour in preheated oven, basting occasionally, until the juices run clear when a knife is pierced into the thickest part of the thigh.
8) Keep them aside for a few minutes.

SERVING
9) On a carving board, place the chickens and slice them.
10) Serve hot at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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