Perfectly roasted chicken infused with flavors of garlic. The chicken is flavored with just a few ingredients and cooked to perfection in the oven. Serve these with a side of potatoes or vegetables or cut up the meat and make salads or sandwich filling.
Keyword Garlic Roast Chicken, Roast Chicken
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 1hour30minutes
Total Time 2hours
1Whole Chicken About 3 lb
1/3CPeeled Whole Garlic
2TbspOther assorted dry Herbs optional
2TspFinely Ground Black Pepper To Taste
Rinse and pat dry the chicken . Set aside .
Gather all the other ingredients . Place the peeled garlic in a a blender or food processor bowl . Add salt and pulse a couple times. Slowly add the oil and blend till it becomes smooth. To these add the chopped herbs , pepper and lemon juice and pulse a couple times. Taste , adjust seasonings.
Liberally slather the bird with the half marinade on the outside as well as inside the cavity. Keep covered .
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Take a sheet pan and place a roasting rack on it. Place the chicken on a roasting rack, breast side up and transfer to the preheated oven. Pour the remaining marinade over the top. If no roasting rack is available place a few sticks of celery or even wooden skewers in pan and place the chicken on top to keep it from touching the bottom of the pan.
Roast for 1 Hr. Chicken is done when a meat thermometer registers 165°F or when the juices run clear. If not done cover the bird with a foil, reduce the temperature to 400°F and bake for additional 20 to 30 minutes till done.
Remove from the oven , cover and let rest for for 20 to 30 minutes before carving .
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