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Lemony Cajun Roast Chicken

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Lemony Cajun Roast Chicken
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6
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Here's a flavorful chicken roast infused with herbs and citrus. Perfect for French cuisine dinner!
Updated Jul 22, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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

400 Calories, 25g Total Fat, 42g Protein, 2g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
230
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
42g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
6 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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