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The juice from the lemon moistens and flavors the chicken as it roasts; rubbing the skin with the smashed garlic gives it additional flavor.

Source: Everyday Food, March/April 2003



Cook's Notes

To keep the chicken in an attractive shape, tuck the wings underneath, and tie the legs together with kitchen string.

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  • Redhorse61
    22 JAN, 2015
    The first time I ever roasted a chicken, I used this recipe. Now I serve them at least every other week. The result is always tender and juicy. In the summer it's great to roast on an outside grill with a thermometer in a cast iron skillet covering with foil part of the time to keep from burning. Saves heating up the house. Have also made it in an electric roaster. Love this recipe.

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