Flavorful, super easy meal to prepare.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 1-2 hours
Baking time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Small hen, whole chicken, about 3.5 pounds (organic-fed, cage-free)
2 medium lemons, chopped (rind and juice, seeds discarded)
¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Italian herb seasoning
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
Marinate chicken with chopped lemon, mint and parsley for 1-2 hours, occasionally turning the chicken and spooning liquid and herbs over the bird and into the cavity.
Preheat oven to 395° (F). Transfer chicken to a roasting pan. Massage olive oil, Italian herbs, salt, and black pepper over the chicken. Bake for about 70-75 minutes, until deep thigh temperature reaches at least 165° F with a meat thermometer. Transfer whole chicken to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.
Steven Masley, MD, FAHA, FACN, FAAFP, CNS
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