Ingredients 1 whole chicken، cut in serving pieces (thighs and breasts recommended) 2 tbsp fresh rosemary، chopped (or 1 tbsp for dried) 12 tsp dried thyme 3 cloves garlic crushed 12 tsp salt 12 tsp black pepper 1 tsp lemon zest 14 cup fresh lemon juice 4 tbsp olive oil lemon wedges for garnishing
Directions Add the chopped rosemary، thyme، squeezed lemon، salt، pepper، crushed garlic، and olive oil. Stir until well combined. Pat the chicken dry with the paper towel. Score about 2 slits on the skin side of the chicken. This will help the marinate to soak well. Place chicken in a large Ziploc bag or a deep container. Pour the marinate over and mix until the chicken is coated well with the mixture. Marinate in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours (overnight is preferred). After marinating، arrange chicken skin side up in a large baking pan. Reserve the marinade. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees F for about an hour or until chicken is nicely browned on all sides. Baste the chicken with the reserved marinate half way through the baking – about 30 minutes. Using a meat thermometer، you can check the chicken to see if it’s fully cooked. The temperature of breasts should be 165°F and thighs should be 175°F. Alternatively، outdoor grilling will also do، and it will add a nice browning effect to the chicken. Once chicken is cooked، remove it from oven and transfer it to a platter. Garnish with with lemon wedges. Serve with vegetables and favorite condiments. Enjoy!