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Roasted Chicken with Lemon Sauce Recipe
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Roasted Chicken with Lemon Sauce Recipe

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“Our family loves chicken cooked many ways, but this roasted version is one of our favorites. If your family likes lemon flavor, this is a good dish to try. It’s so simple to make.” —Geneva Garrison, Jacksonville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours + standing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours + standing
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 roasting chicken (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 medium carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • LEMON SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 to 2 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

6 ounces cooked chicken with 3/4 cup vegetables and 2 tablespoons sauce equals 640 calories, 32 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 179 mg cholesterol, 414 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 57 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Pat chicken dry. Cut lemon in half; squeeze juice over chicken. Place lemon in cavity. Rub garlic over chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Place chicken on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°, basting occasionally with pan juices and adding carrots and onion during the last hour. Cover loosely with foil if chicken browns too quickly.
  3. Remove chicken from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice, lemon peel and food coloring if desired.
  5. Serve sauce with chicken and vegetables. Sprinkle with green onion. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Roasted Chicken with Lemon Sauce in Simple & Delicious February/March 2011, p33

Nutritional Facts

6 ounces cooked chicken with 3/4 cup vegetables and 2 tablespoons sauce equals 640 calories, 32 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 179 mg cholesterol, 414 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 57 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

I've made this over a dozen times and we gobble it up every time! Thanks!

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

Awesome dinner....everyone liked it. We've had to change our diet to low sodium, I left off the salt, added a little no salt seasoning. Wonderful...Everyone raved about it. Wish there were more leftovers.

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

I put a cut up chicken in a crock pot and my family devoured it. It is an awesome fresh chicken recipe and the sauce is incredible!

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Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

This chicken was simple to prepare and tasted WONDERFUL! It got rave reviews from every member of our family! The lemon sauce was something special. I will definitely make this again, and next time I'll make it for guests!

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