We have really pretty lemon tree in the backyard, that is loaded with delicious lemons. That's why, lately, I've been making all kinds of stuff that includes lemon. I made lemon preserves, candied lemon peels, lemon curd tart, had several cups of tea with lemon and still had tons of lemons left on the tree!
So, I decided to improvise and make something different. When I don't know what to make for dinner, I roast a chicken. It looks pretty, it is delicious and you don't really need a recipe for that.
Here is my roasted lemon rosemary chicken with potatoes. It is full of fresh lemony aroma and potatoes with rosemary just perfected the dish.
You will need: a whole chicken, lemons, rosemary, butter, potatoes, salt and pepper.
Fresh picked lemons from the garden.
Cut lemons in half and put as many lemons as you can fit inside of the chicken. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on top of the chicken. Squeeze lemon juice on top.
Put the chicken on the roasting rack. Cut potatoes in half and place them under the chicken. Strip off some rosemary leaves, and place them on the chicken and on the potatoes.
Melt some butter, pour it on top of the potatoes and chicken. Preheat oven on 400 degree F, conventional. Roast it for about an hour, until crispy golden brown skin and juicy sizzling potatoes in the bottom of the roasting pan.
When the chicken is ready, take it out of the oven, cover with foil and let it stand for about 10-15 minutes.
Voila! Easy and delicious!