Oven Roasted Lemon Garlic Butter Pasture Raised ChickenPasture 2 Table
4 lb. whole chicken
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon dried sage
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
1 lemon, halved
3-4 slices of lemon
Preheat oven to 375.
In a bowl mix butter, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic cloves, dried sage, smoked paprika, salt, and ground pepper. Mix together set aside.
Clean neck, gizzards, and other parts out of the whole chicken. Run over over entire chicken to clean. Pat dry.
Place chicken in a roasting pan.
Rub lemon garlic mixture all over chicken (be sure to put some under the skin as well).
Stuff the bird with 1 lemon that has been halved.
Place 3-4 slices of lemon on top of the bird.
Bake for 1 hour 40 minutes, or until internal temperature is 170 degrees.