Roasted whole chicken with lemon

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Yields1 Serving

 1 chicken
 2 lemons
 1/2 red onion
 Butter or oil
 Salt and pepper

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Heat oven to 200C

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Remove chicken from the fridge at least 20 minutes before starting to cook it

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Cut the lemons in half

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Put 1/2 a lemon and an onion in the bottom end of the chicken and 1/2 a lemon in the other end

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Prick the chicken all over and squeeze another 1/2 lemon over the bird

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Rub the bird with butter or oil and grate over some zest

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Season with salt and pepper

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Sit the bird on a trivet of vegetables ( onion , celery , carrot ) put the remaining lemon in the pan

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Roast for 25 minutes per 500g plus another 25 minutes

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Remove from the oven and allow to rest before carving . Squeeze any remaining juice from roasted lemons over the chicken before carving

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Can be frozen . Could also be slow cooked for 4-6 hours

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Ingredients

 1 chicken
 2 lemons
 1/2 red onion
 Butter or oil
 Salt and pepper

Directions

1

Heat oven to 200C

2
3
4
5

Remove chicken from the fridge at least 20 minutes before starting to cook it

6
7
8
9

Cut the lemons in half

10
11
12
13

Put 1/2 a lemon and an onion in the bottom end of the chicken and 1/2 a lemon in the other end

14
15
16
17

Prick the chicken all over and squeeze another 1/2 lemon over the bird

18
19
20
21

Rub the bird with butter or oil and grate over some zest

22
23
24
25

Season with salt and pepper

26
27
28
29

Sit the bird on a trivet of vegetables ( onion , celery , carrot ) put the remaining lemon in the pan

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31
32

Roast for 25 minutes per 500g plus another 25 minutes

33
34
35
36

Remove from the oven and allow to rest before carving . Squeeze any remaining juice from roasted lemons over the chicken before carving

37
38
39
40

Can be frozen . Could also be slow cooked for 4-6 hours

Roasted whole chicken with lemon