Herb-Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Sage
Herb-Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Sage
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    We hit upon our favorite recipe a few summers back, when we helped out a buddy with his annual Labor Day pig roast in Connecticut. In addition to the 125-pound porker we were planning to serve, we decided we should have some chicken just in case not everyone at the party wanted to partake of the sacred swine. We got about 100 birds, halved them, and soaked them in a simple marinade of just lemon, sage, and cracked black pepper. It turned out to be one of the first times—maybe the only time—there was a pig roast where chicken was the hit of the day. What really made it special was the marinade. It lent a nice acidity to the meat, which became really tender, and the sage and lemon flavors just exploded. For the most classic presentation, roast a whole bird and carve it tableside. If you want an especially crispy, golden-skinned chicken, have your butcher halve it, and roast the halves skin side up so they can self-baste as they roast.

    Ingredients

    • 1 (3- to 3 1/2-pound) whole chicken, patted dry with paper towels
    • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
    • 1 bunch of fresh sage leaves (about 1/2 cup)
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 3 medium carrots, peeled and halved crosswise, optional
    • 3 celery stalks, cut crosswise into thirds, optional
    • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into large chunks, optional

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 724 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 40 g 61.87%
    • Saturated Fat: 7 g 35.18%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 278 mg 92.61%
    • Sodium: 646 mg 26.9%
    • Calcium: 48 mg 4.76%
    • Potassium: 909 mg 25.97%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 19.44%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 85 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 5 g
    • Vitamin A 4.13%
    • Vitamin C 15.17%
    • Vitamin D 4.96%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat6
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat12
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total11 oz-eq

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