Lemon-ginger Roasted Chicken


TAGGED : SUGAR DETOX RECIPE
Prepping the chicken with lemon and ginger before it makes its way into the oven.

Prepping the chicken with lemon and ginger before it makes its way into the oven.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 3 pound whole roasted chicken
  • 2 1/2 Meyer lemons
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, mashed
  • 2-3 tablespoons ginger
  • handful of rosemary (or thyme)
  • 1 pound of carrots
  • sea salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Remove chicken, wash and place in a baking pan. (I use a clay pot which works wonders! It stays juicy, well-marinated and never dries out! I don’t actually need to marinate the chicken beforehand, but if you want, you can marinate for at least 2 hours before).
  3. Mix ¼ cup of lemon juice and lemon zest together with a few drizzles of olive oil, salt and pepper. Combine the mashed garlic. Next pulverize 2-3 tbsp of ginger and mix well. Pour over chicken.
  4. Remove leaves from a handful of rosemary or thyme (both are delicious!) and place over chicken.
  5. Roast in oven for 1 ½ hours
Separately prepared carrots by roasting them in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Note: You can get two meals for two people out of this chicken. Instead, we saved the bones and some of the meat for a chicken soup.


DETAILS

4

servings

1hr

+


Non-Vegetarian Dairy-free Gluten-free Nut-free Paleo