Simple Roasted Chicken

Low-Calorie
Low-Sodium
Dish type
Dinner
Serves
4
Ready in
1 hour, 15 minutes*

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 1/2- to 4-lb.) whole chicken
  • 4 tbsp. margarine, softened
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped

Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour*
Ready in
1 hour, 15 minutes*
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Season inside and out with salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Place margarine in a small bowl. Using a zester, finely grate lemon peel. Reserve lemon. Add lemon zest and thyme to margarine; stir to combine.
  3. Gently loosen (but do not remove) the skin of the chicken breast, forming a pocket between skin and meat. Carefully spread margarine mixture on meat under skin; replace skin. Cut lemon in half and squeeze lemon juice over entire chicken.
  4. Place lemon halves, onion and celery in chicken cavity. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine. Place chicken on a rack in a roasting pan or in a baking dish. Roast 1 hour or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thigh registers 165°F. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes, loosely covered with foil, before carving.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
1
Per Serving
Calories 349, Calories Fat 194, Total Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 9g, Cholesterol 142mg, Sodium 112mg, Carbohydrate , Protein 37g
Serving Size1
Calories349
Calories Fat194
Calories (fat) extra56
Total Fat20g
Total Fat (extra)32
Saturated Fat9g
Saturated Fat (extra)49
Cholesterol142mg
Cholesterol (extra)47
Sodium112mg
Sodium (extra)5
Potassium342mg
Protein37g
Omega30g
Vitamin A461IU
Vitamin A (extra)9
Iron1mg
Iron (extra)2