David Loftus
Hands-On Time
30 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours
Serves 6

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425° F. Season the inside of the chicken with 1 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Fill the inside with the lemons and herbs and rub the outside with the softened butter. Season with the remaining salt and pepper.

Step 2

Place the onions and carrots evenly over the bottom of a roasting pan large enough to hold the chicken comfortably. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables and roast for 1 1/2 hours or until the juices run clear when a thigh is pierced. Let the chicken rest on a carving board for about 15 minutes before carving.

Step 3

Remove the onions and carrots from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. Skim off excess fat from the pan juices with a large spoon. Place the roasting pan over medium heat and reduce the pan juices until slightly thickened. Serve the chicken with the carrots, onions, pan juices, and Oven Fries.

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