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Roast Chicken with Lemons and Garlic

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A roast chicken is a simple meal that’s easy to prepare yet makes a satisfying family meal on a Sunday evening. Serve with roasted potatoes and a green salad and dinner is served.

Roast Chicken with Lemons and Garlic

1 chicken, about 4 1/2 lb. (2.25 kg)
1 Tbs. olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Cloves from 1 head garlic
3 lemons, halved
4 fresh rosemary sprigs

Preheat an oven to 425°F (220°C).

Rinse the chicken inside and out and pat dry with paper towels. Rub the chicken all over with the olive oil and season the chicken inside and out with salt and pepper. Place 4 of the garlic cloves and 2 of the lemon halves inside the chicken cavity. Tuck the wing tips behind the back and tie the legs together with kitchen twine.

Put chicken, breast side up, in a chicken roaster. Arrange the rosemary sprigs and the remaining garlic cloves and lemon halves around the chicken. Roast the chicken until the skin is well browned and an
instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of the thigh, away from the bone, registers 170°F (77°C), 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.

Transfer the chicken to a carving board, cover loosely with aluminum foil and let rest for 10 minutes. Carve the chicken and serve immediately with roasted lemons and garlic alongside, pouring any juices from the pan over the chicken. Serves 4.

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Recipe Roundup: 10 Ways with Chili

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Nothing goes better with football than a big pot of chili — and we’ve got something for everyone. From stewed beef and chicken to warm Moroccan spices, here’s a roundup of some of our favorite variations on the winter classic.

 

Texas Beef Chili
Most Lone Star chili masters shun beans and tomatoes, so this chili is all about the beef.
Bowl of Red Chili
This chili is similar to the version above, but it uses ground beef instead of chuck. It’s a breeze to prepare in a slow-cooker.
Pebble Bean Chili
Here, meat takes the backseat to rich, flavorfulheirloom beans — you’ll never reach for canned ones again.
White Chili
With grilled chicken and Great Northern beans, this is comfort food at its healthiest.
Chicken Chili with Beans
Jalapeno peppers and fresh cilantro give this lightened chili a Latin-inspired kick.
Mole-Style Chili with Black Beans and Andouille
Here, spicy andouille sausage stands in for beef (but you can also omit it for a vegetarian option).
Turkey Poblano Chili
This chili recipe has a shorter-than-usual ingredient list, making it a perfect winter weeknight staple.
Turkey, Two-Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
Lean ground turkey, beans and sweet potatoes — this dish is loaded with nutritious ingredients. Expect plenty of flavor without the added fat.
Moroccan-Spiced Vegetarian Chili
This richly spiced vegetarian chili is delicious with toasted pita points or on a bed of steamed couscous.
Spicy Three-Bean Chili with Warm Corn Tortillas
This spicy chili has an unexpectedly bright and zesty flavor. Bonus: it can be made with mostly pantry staples.