Portuguese Roast Chicken with Lemon
You know one thing I love? The smell of a slow roasting chicken in the oven, when you can hear the sizzling of the skin and your whole house is inundated with the most delicious scent of garlic and lemon.
This is a really simple way to roast chicken, serve it with some mashed potatoes, or fries or rice like I did. I'll even show you a quick and easy little trick to make it more presentable and fun for the kids.
1 whole chicken cut up
1 chicken bouillon cube
3 garlic cloves
2 bay leaves
In a baking dish, place the chicken. Then I take the bouillon cube and crumble it over the chicken.
Add the garlic cloves finely sliced, the juice of the 2 lemons and the bay leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and add some butter cut into small pieces.
Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for about an hour.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 2 hours or until chicken is cooked and the skin is nice and brown and crispy.
While cooking, I check on it a few times and using a big spoon, I scoop up some of the gravy and pour over the chicken so it doesn't dry up.
I made some plain rice as a side dish, when it was ready, I took a few big scoops of the chicken gravy and added it to the rice, stirred really well and then scooped the rice into a little bowl that I used to make mounds on the plate.
The kids LOVE it and for some reason they are more eager to eat it this way.