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Lemon, Sage, And Garlic Roast Chicken

Have some roasted potatoes and broccoli on the side, then finish with decadent slices of chocolate layer cake.

Type: Chicken, Poultry
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

4   Chicken breast halves with skin and bones
8   Thin lemon slices - seeded
12   Fresh sage leaves
  Olive oil - as needed
4 teaspoons 20mlFresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons 10mlGarlic cloves - coarsely chopped (large)
1 cup 237mlLow-salt chicken broth

Recipe Instructions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slide fingertips under chicken skin to loosen. Arrange 2 lemon slices and 3 sage leaves under skin on each breast; smooth skin over to enclose. Place chicken on rimmed baking sheet; brush with oil. Drizzle 1 teaspoon lemon juice over each breast; sprinkle with garlic, salt, and pepper. Pour 1/2 cup broth onto sheet around chicken.

Roast chicken until brown and cooked through, basting once or twice with pan juices, about 25 minutes. Transfer chicken to platter.

Place baking sheet directly atop 2 burners; add remaining 1/2 cup broth. Using back of fork, mash any garlic on baking sheet into broth and pan juices. Boil over high heat until broth reduces almost to glaze, scraping up browned bits, about 4 minutes. Spoon sauce over chicken and serve.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Bon Appetit, December 2002


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