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.
Portuguese Roast Chicken with Lemon
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.