Forget the Rotisserie Chicken! You will fall in love with the crispy skin and smoky lemon garlic butter of this Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe, an easy, gluten free, paleo weeknight meal the family will love!
As a woman .. no… as a human… I absolutely hate that word.
Why? Because I do it … I compare all the time!
Here’s the thing about comparison. I gain nothing by it. But I continue to do it anyways.
All it does is eat away at my heart, discourage me, make me feel like I’m not good enough, or that I will never get to where I want to be. So, again. Why do I do it!?
There are seasons when I rest on who God says I am, when I don’t worry about what the world says. Comparison for me can be compared to a scab that is just about to heal. But instead of letting it heal, I pick it and then its starts bleeding all over again. What’s the point!
What am I comparing you ask? My photography. I go online and am surrounded by gorgeous photography. I’m pinning things constantly and searching for inspiration. I’m friends with all these incredible women who are passionate about all the same things I am .. but in my head they do it better than me. Everyone does it better than me.
Sometimes I think when we just speak out the things that are eating away at our heart they lose their power. Those “lies” have power in the shadows, but once they are brought to light, they lose their realness. We see things for what they really are instead of what we perceive they are. Like right now. As I speak out the things that make me insecure I realize how silly they sound. That my worth is not measured by the quality of my photography nor is my blog. My worth is measured by God alone and that is the only voice I need to listen to!!
So here’s to listening to a new voice. The voice of truth.
Ok, on to the yummies for today!
The other day I was looking through Bon Appetite Magazine and saw this big gorgeous picture of a whole chicken, perfectly browned, juicy and looking right at me! I knew I needed to make one, immediately. The last time I posted a whole chicken recipe here on JHE it was made in a crock pot! Easiest thing ever!
Today’s recipe is just as easy but has that crispy skin everyone loves. There is something so good and comforting about Oven Roasted Chicken! Plus, you will fall in love with the Lemon Garlic Butter slathered all over this chicken. It has a slight smokey flavor from the smoked paprika, which adds a nice touch that will have people asking “what’s in this?”
So, instead of getting that pre-made Rotisserie Chicken from the grocery store, just pick up a whole chicken and make your own! It’s easy, you know exactly what’s going into your food, and the flavor is out of this world good!
Can’t wait to hear what you think! Bon Appetite my friends!
- Serves: 4-6
- Serving size: ⅓ cup
- Calories: 179
- Fat: 10 g
- Carbohydrates: 2 g
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 268 mg
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 19 g
- Cholesterol: 61 mg
- 4 lb. whole chicken
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ teaspoon dried sage
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 lemon, halved
- 3-4 slices of lemon
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a bowl mix butter, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic cloves, dried sage, smoked paprika, salt, and ground pepper. Mix together set aside.
- Clean neck, gizzards, and other parts out of the whole chicken. Run over over entire chicken to clean. Pat dry.
- Place chicken in a roasting pan.
- Rub lemon garlic mixture all over chicken (be sure to put some under the skin as well).
- Stuff the bird with 1 lemon that has been halved.
- Place 3-4 slices of lemon on top of the bird.
- Bake for 1 hour 40 minutes, or until internal temperature is 170 degrees.
IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE, BE SURE TO SNAP A PIC AND HASHTAG IT #JOYFULHEALTHYEATS. I LOVE SEEING WHAT YOU MAKE!