Lemony Cajun Roast Chicken

Here's a flavorful chicken roast infused with herbs and citrus. Perfect for French cuisine dinner!

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
(3 to 5-lb.) whole chicken
1
lemon
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon chili powder
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
medium onion, quartered
1
tablespoon margarine or butter, softened

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  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Remove giblets from chicken; discard. Rinse chicken inside and out with cold water; drain. Pat dry with paper towels. Grate 1 teaspoon peel from lemon; set aside. Cut lemon into slices.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine garlic salt, thyme, chili powder, ground red pepper and lemon peel; mix well. Place lemon slices and onion quarters inside chicken. Loosely tie legs together. Place chicken, breast side up, in shallow roasting pan. Rub outside of chicken with margarine; sprinkle with thyme mixture.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, basting chicken with pan juices every 30 minutes. Outside of chicken will be dark golden brown. Cover with foil; let stand 10 minutes before serving. Discard lemon slices. If desired, serve onion with chicken.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Remove giblets from chicken; discard. Rinse chicken inside and out with cold water; drain. Pat dry with paper towels. Grate 1 teaspoon peel from lemon; set aside. Cut lemon into slices.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine garlic salt, thyme, chili powder, ground red pepper and lemon peel; mix well. Place lemon slices and onion quarters inside chicken. Loosely tie legs together. Place chicken, breast side up, in shallow roasting pan. Rub outside of chicken with margarine; sprinkle with thyme mixture.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, basting chicken with pan juices every 30 minutes. Outside of chicken will be dark golden brown. Cover with foil; let stand 10 minutes before serving. Discard lemon slices. If desired, serve onion with chicken.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Cholesterol
135mg
135%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
42g
42%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
6 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.