Lemony Cajun Roast Chicken

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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