Barefoot Contessa Lemon Chicken Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 Roasted Chicken, 4-5 pounds
  • 1 large White Onion, sliced
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 2 Lemons, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 6 cups Bread Cubes


  1. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. Take the giblets out of the chicken and wash well. Remove all excess fat and leftover pinfeathers.
  3. Toss the onion with a tad bit of olive oil in a small roasting pan.
  4. Put the chicken on top and sprinkle the inside with salt and pepper. Also place the lemons inside.
  5. Pat the outside of the chicken dry with paper towels, brush it with the melted butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the bird.
  6. Roast for up to 90 minutes... or until the juices run clear when you cut between the leg and the thigh. Cover with tin foil and let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  7. Elsewhere, heat a large saute pan with two tablespoons of olive oil until very hot. Lower the heat to medium-low and saute the bread cubes, tossing frequently, until nicely browned, eight to 10 minutes.
  8. Add more olive oil, as needed, and sprinkle with half teaspoon salt and one-quarter teaspoon pepper.
  9. Place the croutons on a serving platter.
  10. Slice the chicken and place it, plus all the pan juices, over the croutons.
  11. Sprinkle with salt and serve warm.
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Author: Matt R.
Source: The Barefoot Contessa
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 90 minutes
Total Time: 225 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 204
Calories 580

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g
  Saturated Fat 9g
Sodium 607mg
Total Carbohydrate 36g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 40g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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