Quick chicken recipes

Feb 4, 2010 at 8:23 a.m. ET

Chicken is a family favourite. And these quick chicken recipes will ensure your family never gets tired of having it for dinner!

Roast chicken with lemons

Roast chicken with lemons

Serves 4

This recipe uses only a handful of ingredients, but the results are spectacular. You'll want to add this one to your regular repertoire.

Ingredients:

Olive oil
1 roasting chicken, cut into 8 serving pieces or any combination of chicken parts for roasting
2 lemons, washed, dried, quartered
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat the bottom of a large roasting pan with a thin layer of olive oil. Place chicken pieces in the oiled pan, turn to coat with oil, and leave skin-side up. Place lemon quarters among chicken parts in pan. Sprinkle salt and pepper over all. Place pan in oven and roast chicken for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove pan from oven and turn chicken so that skin side is facing down. Return to oven and roast 15 minutes more. Remove and turn a final time so that skin side is once more facing upward. Roast 10 additional minutes or until skin is nicely brown and internal temperature is 165 degrees F. (Be careful not to rest the thermometer probe against bone.)
  3. Let rest for 10 minutes. Squeeze roasted lemon wedges over chicken and serve.

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