Roasted Meyer Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe

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The best of both worlds in one fruit. The zesty and citrusy goodness of lemon coupled with the zing and spicy sweetness of mandarin melded together in a lemony garlic butter with pepper . Great for low maintenance entertaining or maybe just an entree to WOW! the in-laws.

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Servings: 6


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  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. Wash chicken and pat dry. With kitchen shears or a sharp knife, butterfly chicken. Set aside on tray or baking sheet covered with plastic wrap.
  3. Prepare stuffing butter by adding butter, parsley, garlic, 1 tsp. lemon pepper, onion powder, coriander and thyme to small bowl. Add kosher salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Turn chicken over and sprinkle with remaining lemon pepper and a few grinds of pepper. Flip back over.
  5. Carefully pull skin away from meat forming a pocket across the surface of the chicken, trying not to tear the skin.
  6. Spoon mixture into opening and smooth under the skin with your fingers. Then slide the slices of lemon underneath the skin as well.
  7. Drizzle olive oil over chicken and rub gently to distribute and finish with a few more grinds of cracked pepper.
  8. Roast on roasting pan with a rack until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees- about 40-45 minutes. Cover wings with foil so they don't brown too quickly. Be sure to remove foil for last 20-25 minutes of roasting. Allow chicken to rest for 10 minutes before cutting into serving portions. Also, lift the skin and remove the lemon slices. Squeeze the juice of the Meyer lemon halves atop the finished dish. Sprinkle kosher salt and pepper to taste.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 242g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 587  
Calories from Fat 415 71%
Total Fat 46.4g 58%
Saturated Fat 18.59g 74%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 254mg 11%
Potassium 436mg 12%
Total Carbs 2.67g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 0.56g 0%
Protein 38.78g 62%



  • Smokinhotchef
    February 20, 2012
    This recipe was outstanding for my test group. My sister Cherie really enjoyed the crispness of the skin coupled with the tanginess of fresh squeezed meyer lemon atop.
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