This is one of my favorite recipes, so ridiculously simple and always getting a success!
It’s perfect for a dinner with friends (count 1 4lbs chicken for 4 servings) or a Sunday lunch with grandma… Whatever the occasion may be, if you’re going for a smaller chicken, don’t forget to adapt the cooking time
Ingredients (for 4 servings):
1 whole chicken
1 non-treated lemon
4 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of pepper
1/ Preheat oven to 450° F (230° C)
2/ Rinse chicken and dry it with a paper towel. Pour some salt & pepper inside.
3/ Clean lemon and make it holes with a fork so the juice comes out while cooking.
4/ Insert the lemon and some thyme in the chicken. If your chicken is too small, cut the lemon in 4 pieces and insert the quarters inside it.
5/ Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil on a roasting pan. Place chicken on it.
6/ Add 3 tbs of olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper on the chicken.
7/ Bake chicken for around 1 hour, turning it every 20 minutes and basting often with the juice.