How to Roast a Chicken

roasted chicken

roasted chicken

Roasted chicken dinner with fennel and cayenne pepper.

How to Roast a Chicken
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Serves: 4-6

  • 4-5 lb. chicken, rinsed inside and out, then dried with paper towels
  • 1 lemon, cut in half
  • 1 small bunch of fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. fennel
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • cooking string
  • 3-4 red potatoes, sliced in half and tossed in salt and pepper optional

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Rub the chicken down with the olive oil.
  3. Combine the salt, fennel, pepper, Italian seasoning in a bowl and sprinkle over the top of the chicken.
  4. Place the lemon pieces and bunch of thyme inside the chicken.
  5. Tie the legs together with string.
  6. Bake in the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the string and serve!

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