This simple and delicious chicken recipe yields flavorful, juicy meat with a crispy outside. The lemony flavor is perfect for hot summer nights.
Roasted Lemon Chicken
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Saute a several cloves of minced garlic (8-10) in a little olive oil until just soft.
Add about ½ cup dry white wine, the juice of one lemon, and the zest of 2 lemons. Mix in several sprigs of oregano and thyme, and pour into a large roasting pan or oven proof baking dish.
Place the chicken parts skin side up in the sauce, and brush them with olive oil. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Cut a lemon into wedges and intersperse them among the chicken parts.
Bake for about 40 minutes until chicken is nicely browned and cooked through.
Serve with the hot pan juices.
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