Roast Chicken with Lemon and Herb Marinade Recipe

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A simple herb-lemon marinade turns this roast chicken into a tasty family dinner. The meat is moist and the flavor delicious. This can be a healthy meat choice, depending on portion size! For those following Heart-Healthy and Diabetes-Friendly diets, salt substitute like Mrs. Dash can be used, and the skin removed before consuming. Because most of the marinade is discarded and never consumed, the nutrient information below will not reflect this; so consider the numbers listed to be higher than they actually will be.

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Servings: 6


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  1. Whisk lemon juice, wine or chicken broth, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic together in large bowl. Measure out 1/3 cup of the marinade and store in a covered container in refrigerator. Wash, clean and pat dry chicken; place it in bowl with marinade, turning to coat all sides. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, turning chicken 2-3 times.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Transfer chicken breast side up, to a rack in roasting pan. Tuck wing tips under and behind bird, and tie drumsticks together with string. (Untie string about 3/4 of the way into roasting time.) Discard any marinade in bowl.
  3. Brush the bird thoroughly with reserved chilled marinade. Roast chicken basting occasionally, about 1 to 1 1/4 hours* or until thermometer inserted into a thick meaty part (not touching bone) reads 180 degrees and the juices run clear.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to stand 10 minutes before carving.
  5. Yield: 3 pound chicken will make about 5-6 servings depending on portion size.
  6. * NOTE: A 3 ½ to 4 pound chicken may take up to 1 3/4 hours roasting time; a 4 ½ to 5 pound chicken may take up to 2 ½ hours.)
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 239g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 536  
Calories from Fat 359 67%
Total Fat 40.03g 50%
Saturated Fat 10.14g 41%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 339mg 14%
Potassium 423mg 12%
Total Carbs 1.94g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 0.41g 0%
Protein 38.36g 61%



  • ShaleeDP
    February 13, 2013
    Oh i like this! I am going to try your version of it. I have my own too!

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