Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that make us feel best. The smell of this roast chicken in the oven does that for me. It’s comfort food in it’s most basic form, and the epitome of a perfect fall dinner. It only takes a couple of minutes to get this chicken ready for the oven. Then within minutes of closing the oven door you’ll start to smell the aroma of herbs filling the house, and you’ll find yourself counting the minutes until it’s time for dinner.
This recipe is pretty much fool-proof, so there’s no reason to worry if you’ve never roasted a whole chicken before. Even if you have tried before and weren’t impressed, this recipe may change your mind. Tender, moist, perfectly seasoned – it’s everything you hope for in a roasted chicken. Rubbing the seasoning underneath the skin makes sure that the flavor is completely incorporated into the chicken instead of just sitting on top of the skin. I love the faint flavor of the lemon and herbs too – they don’t overpower the chicken, but enhance it perfectly. To make things even easier, roasting the potatoes and onions along with the chicken makes this an effortless one-pot meal. It’s hard to say if it was the chicken, the cool weather, or the conversation held over dinner – maybe the combination of all these things – that made this one of my favorite meals in a very long time.
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