Savory Perfection: Rosemary Infused Roast Chicken

There’s something truly magical about the aroma of rosemary dancing around succulent roast chicken. Imagine a Sunday afternoon, your kitchen enveloped in the comforting fragrance as the chicken turns a perfect golden brown in the oven. It’s not just a recipe; it’s a journey of flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (about 4-5 pounds)
  • 4-5 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Rinse the chicken, pat it dry with paper towels, and place it in a roasting pan.
  3. Gently loosen the skin from the chicken breasts and thighs, creating pockets.
  4. Slide sprigs of rosemary and small pieces of minced garlic under the skin.
  5. Rub the entire chicken with olive oil, then season generously with salt and pepper, both inside and out.
  6. Place the halved lemon and a couple more rosemary sprigs inside the chicken’s cavity.
  7. Tie the chicken’s legs together with kitchen twine for even cooking.
  8. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for about 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  9. Once done, remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 2 hours

Yields: 4-6 servings

Impress your loved ones with this Rosemary Infused Roast Chicken that boasts crispy golden skin and tender, flavorful meat. The aromatic rosemary and zesty lemon infuse the chicken with a burst of freshness that perfectly complements its savory richness.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 320, Fat: 18g, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 36g

The Savory Perfection: Rosemary Infused Roast Chicken isn’t just a dish; it’s an experience. It’s the kind of recipe that makes ordinary moments extraordinary. As you savor each bite, close your eyes, and let the symphony of flavors transport you to a rustic countryside kitchen where time slows down, and every meal is made with love and care.