Friday, February 27, 2009

Recipe Friday: Lemon Chicken

When I first started cooking, I was terrified of actually cooking a whole chicken. Let's face it, its not the prettiest site. A plucked and headless carcass, is not the greatest thing to deal with. Who would've guessed it's sooo darn tasty???

So, after I got over the "YUK" factor, this has become one of my good 'ol standbys. Serve this with some Mac and Cheese, and you've got one of my wife's favorite dishes!

1 Whole Chicken
12-18 Sage Leaves
3-4 garlic cloves
2 large lemons (3 small)
Salt and Pepper

1)Wash the chicken, and remove the neck, heart, liver, etc.
2)Place chicken in foil-lined pan.
3)Rub all of the chicken with lemon juice from one lemon, and then rub a generous amount of salt and pepper onto chicken too.
4) Stuff chicken alternately with sage leaves, garlic, and lemon (sliced into quarters or sixths), repeat until chicken is full.
5) Place one lemon piece and sage leaf underneath each wing.
6) Cook in oven at 375, for approx 1.5 hours.
7) Eat with a bottle of chardonnay, and enjoy!

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