Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken

Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken
Main Dish
Moist, Nourishing, Flavorful
This recipe features our latest curated pairing selection:

Rosemary Infused Olive Oil

& Pear Apple Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Smoked Lapsang Souchong Tea Dry Rub

You Will Need:

-3 1/2 lb whole roasting chicken 
-1 onion quartered
-3 Sprigs Rosemary, washed, de-stemmed and chopped
-1 lemon sliced
-1 hand full of fresh oregano or basil chopped
-1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
-1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
To Prepare:
-About 30 minutes before roasting, remove chicken from  the refrigerator. If the giblets and neck are in chicken cavity, remove them and reserve or discard
-Preheat oven to 425 F
-Place chicken (breast side up) in a cast iron skillet, roasting pan or dutch oven 
In a bowl, mix oil (reserve 1 tbsp for later), salt, pepper, chopped herbs, and tea rub
-separated the skin from the chicken breast rub oil and seasoning between and on top of the skin of the breast and rest of the chicken, salt and pepper inside of cavity 
-place lemon slices between breast meat and skin, layer whatever slices remain place on top and inside of the chicken
-Stuff sliced onion inside of cavity and any additional herbs 
-Tuck the wing tips under the chicken and with twine tie the legs together 
-Drizzle with Rosemary Infused Olive Oil and place on center baking rack in oven
-Roast for 15 minutes, then lower oven temperature to 350 F. Cook until meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 170-175 F
-Once the chicken is approaching finished temps, pull out and drizzle with  Pear Apple Aged Balsamic Vinegar &  Rosemary Infused Olive Oil
-Turn on oven broiler, and broil for 5 minutes or until skin turns golden brown
-Remove, give one more light drizzle of the pairing and cover with lid or foil and let stand 10 minutes
-Serve in baking pan or transfer to a serving platter
See how you can turn the leftover chicken from this dish into a salad
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