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Roasted Chicken

Course Main Course, Poultry
Cuisine French
Keyword chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories 711 kcal


  • 4 pounds chicken 1 4 pounds roaster chicken
  • 4 garlic cloves 4 peeled garlic cloves
  • 1 leek 1 leek, top green leaves removed
  • .50 yellow onion 1/2 onion peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 lemons 2 lemons sliced on thick slices
  • fresh thyme fresh thyme
  • 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup chicken stock
  • salt salt
  • pepper pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Put a rack in the middle of the oven and pre-heat to 375° F.

  2. Rinse the chicken and sprinkle the cavity generously with salt and pepper. Insert in the cavity a couple of the garlic cloves, half of the fresh thyme sprigs, and 2 pieces of lemons.

  3. Slice the leek in small rounds and rinse if need be. Place on the bottom of a heavy baking pan. Add the sliced onions and garlic. 

  4. Place the chicken on top of the leeks and onions. Drizzle lightly the outside of the chicken with olive oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Add the lemon slices all around it and the fresh thyme. Add the chicken stock.

  5. Baste occasionally and poke the chicken legs and breast to let out the juice.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 711 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 227mg76%
Sodium 273mg12%
Potassium 711mg20%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 58g116%
Vitamin A 670IU13%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.