Fool-Proof Roast Chicken - Basic Yums

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May. 17, 2018

Today we're making roast chicken! This recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and paleo-friendly.


Whole chicken 1
Lemon 1 (cut in half)
Thyme sprig 8
Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm)
Onion 1 Medium
Olive oil 2 Teaspoon
For sauce:
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste
Pan drippings 1 Tablespoon
Shallot 1
Thyme sprig 4
Lemon 1
Spicy brown mustard 1 Tablespoon
Chicken stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Butter 2 Tablespoon



1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees, and preheat your oven safe sauté pan.


2. Season the inside cavity of the chicken. Stuff with lemon, thyme, and garlic.

3. Rub the chicken with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.

4. Truss and roast for 30-45 minutes depending on the size of your bird.

5. After the 30-45 minutes are done, turn off your oven.

6. Leave the chicken in for another 30-40 minutes. (Do peek) Check for doneness, if the juices run clear then you are ready to serve.

For Sauce:

7. Reserve 1 tbs of pan drippings. Sautee in the shallots cook until its translucent. 2 minutes Deglaze the pan with the chicken stock.

8. Add the lemon juice, thyme, and the mustard.

9. Let the sauce reduce for about 5 minutes, then stir in your butter. let it all incorporate.


10. Serve and Enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy