1 (4-5 pound) whole chicken ▢salt and pepper to taste ▢1 large lemon cut into quarters ▢3-4 sprigs rosemary ▢2 tablespoons salted butter softened


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Glaze the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  

Dry the chicken with paper towels and empty the receptacle containing the giblets and/or gravy.  

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Season the poultry with pepper and salt. Incorporate rosemary and citrus into the cavity. Utilize kitchen twine to connect the legs of the poultry. Apply butter to the skin's surface.  

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Place the chicken in a casserole dish or roasting pan measuring 9 by 13 inches. After 60 minutes of baking, determine the temperature of the thickest portion of the thigh.  

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Allow the chicken to rest for 10–15 minutes after removing it from the oven prior to slicing and serving.  

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Simple and delectable roast chicken has the sensation of having been prepared all day. It is the ideal recipe for a quick and easy supper. 

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