Perfect Roast Chicken

Recipe from Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook, By JuJu Harris Photography by Molly M. Peterson
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 6


  • 1 whole chicken rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 10 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup parsely minced
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 1 sprig oregano fresh
  • 1 sprig thyme fresh
  • 2 tbsp oil


  • In a small bowl, mix the salt, lemon juice, garlic, thyme, oregano and parsley together. Rub the mixture onto the chicken skin. Please the chicken into a large mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the chicken overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Prick the lemon with the forks and place it, the oregano and thyme sprigs inside the chicken. Then Rub olive oil all over the chicken.
  • Place the chicken into a roasting pan and drapes it with aluminum foil. Roast the chicken, covered for 45 minutes. Remove the four oil and roast a chicken until it is done, about 30 additional minutes.
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