The only day of the week when we can relax at home and just lounge in our PJ's a little bit longer. It is also the perfect day of the week when we have more time to make some yummy home cook meal.
Believe it or not this was my first time making a roast chicken! Of course everybody knows that the best side dish to go with roast chicken is roasted potatoes and you can find my recipe for sublime roasted potatoes on my blog!
-1 whole chicken
-Butter (room temperature)
-1 big onion
-Extra virgin olive oil
Begin to loosen up the skin from the meat, gently use your fingers to create like a pocket.
In a bowl mix the butter with salt, pepper, finely chopped garlic and rosemary (you could even add some fresh lemon juice).
Make the butter mix into a ball and insert it in the pocket between the skin and the meat.
Spread the butter well massaging all around the chicken (this step will prevent your chicken from drying out and will keep the meat yummy and juicy).
Use the remaining of the butter mix to spread it all over the outside of the chicken.
Cut the lemon in half and insert both halves inside your chicken.
Now cut the onion in thick slices of 1/2 inch. Oil your pan and place the onion slices at the base. Make sure you position the chicken on top of the onions slices and not in direct contact with the pan. This trick will make your chicken cook evenly since it is resting on the onion slices and the heat can circulate better all around it. You will not believe how delicious and yummy the onions will be!
Place everything in the oven at 175 Celsius for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the juice runs clear.
Enjoy! Buon Appetito!