Juicy Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken Recipe - Learn how to roast a whole chicken with simple ingredients like lemon, onion, fennel, herbs, egg yolk & a bit of spice.

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– 3 lb whole chicken cleaned and rested in room temperature for at least 20 minutes – 1 egg yolk whisked – sea salt and pepper to taste, or use lemon salt – 1/2 teaspoon red crushed pepper flakes or to taste – 1/2 onion peeled and cut in half lengthwise – 1/2 lemon cut in half lengthwise – 1/2 fennel bulb cut in half lengthwise – 4 springs thai basil

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400F. Get baking dish with wire rack ready. Put chicken neck side down and season the cavity with salt & pepper, to taste. Next, stuff chicken with onion, lemon, fennel and basil leaves. Brush chicken with egg yolk, make sure to cover all visible spots except the chicken's back.

Step 2

Season chicken with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper, make sure to season side of the thighs and inside of the wings and legs.

Step 3

After wrap twine around the chicken body lengthwise, Brings the twine together and cross at the legs, wrapping the ankles of the legs and tying it together into a bow.

Step 4

Place chicken onto a wire rack and roast for 60 minutes, in the center of the oven, or until the internal temperature reaches 165F when inserted into a leg joint. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the twine. Drain the juice by tilting the chicken's cavity downward. Cut chicken into parts and enjoy (Make sure to save the chicken back and juicy drippings to make bone broth).

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