Lemon-Basil Roast Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Calories: 440
Theme: Dinner
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  • 1 organic chicken
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 2 lemons, juiced and zested
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • fresh thyme


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Discard the chicken giblets. Rinse the chicken and pat it dry.
  3. Place the chicken in a roasting pan and season it liberally with salt and pepper, inside and out.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, oil, agave nectar, lemon zest and juice, garlic, basil, thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Rub the mixture all over the chicken and season the chicken once more with a couple dashes of salt and pepper.
  5. Stuff the chicken's cavity with any excess seasoning and the 2 used lemons.
  6. Transfer the chicken to the oven and roast until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh (without touching the bone) registers 180°F, about 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  7. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before carving.

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