Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Roasted Lemon Thyme Chicken & A man who just doesn't understand!

Ah, another great comfort food for me is Roasted Chicken. Fall is all about comfort foods for me; I love the chilly evenings with something hot, filling, yummy and full of goodness simmering on the stove or baking in the oven. 
For dinner; I decided to roast a chicken, and jazz it up with lemon thyme butter!

Delicious Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken

This turned out spectacular! The aroma of the thyme, lemon and butter just filled the house, and my daughter was just excitingly anticipating dinner. When it was ready, I took my time to make it look presentable and pretty; the man said "It looks good already, Men don't care if it looks pretty on the dinner table, we just want to dig in and eat!" hmph... men; they will never understand! I of course proceeded to make it look pretty before digging in to eat =) Oh! and Mothers this was child approved; my daughter helped herself to seconds and proclaimed this was the best chicken she has EVER had in her whole (entire 9 1/2 years) life.

1 whole chicken
1 lemon
1- 1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme (or dried)
1 stick of butter

Rinse chicken/pat dry, sprinkle salt/pepper according to your taste, and set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place soften butter in a bowl, mince thyme and grate lemon zest (about 1- 1 1/2) place in the same bowl as butter. Mix the ingredients together until everything is incorporated. Carefully loosen the skin around the chicken so you can rub the butter mixture in between the skin and meat evenly. Take the rest of the mixture and rub it all over the outer side. Take your lemon, cut in wedges or halves and place inside the cavity; along with some sprigs of thyme. Pop it in the oven and let the roasting begin! It'll take 40-45 mins depending on how big your chicken is. Feel free to make it as pretty as you want; enjoy!

The makings of a wonderful dinner!

Name one quirk you have; that your man will never understand? =) 

It's mid-week ladies, hang in there! 



  1. Very simple recipe, but I know it tastes fabulous! I have only roasted the whole chicken once or twice. I really like this simple recipe and will give it a try sometime soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog and it's nice to meet you! :)

  2. It's nice to meet you too! Thank you so much for stopping by =) I can't wait to try some of your recipes!

  3. I was sold as soon as I read in the title "Roasted Chicken"...I am roasting chicken a lot, almost every Sunday for lunch and love it as well as my kids..but got to try to include thyme and lemon next must have a lot of flavor! Have a lovely weekend!

    1. Thank you so much for dropping by, Sandra! I love Roasted Chicken too, I really do need to make it more often. I can't wait to try out your amazing recipes and share it with my family =)

      Have a wonderful weekend as well!

  4. Hi! Thanks for the sweet comment. :D

    Omg, your cooking skills put me to shame! (Novice here...haha!) I lurve roast chicken!! Especially when it's homemade. Guys will never get how it has to look pretty Yours looks like it came from a fancy restaurant!! And that is the best compliment from your daughter. <3

    1. Oh thank you, you're too kind =) Everyone begins as a novice and get's better with time; I myself am still learning!

      Enjoy the rest of your weekend =)

  5. What a beautifully roasted chicken. The butter, lemon and thyme must have made it magnificent.
    :-) Mandy

    1. Hi Mandy, thanks for stopping by! It was wonderful, I find myself craving for it more =)

  6. Hello Mandy,
    This is my first time here and I enjoyed browsing through your posts. I landed in your blog by accident but I am so glad to be connected with you. I will be back for more recipes here.

  7. Hi Mandy, that is one delicious looking roasted chicken!! I just roasted my first turkey and discovered the magic of roasting!! Your recipe looks very simple and easy to work with!

    1. Hi sweetsamsations, my name's actually Msee; sorry for the confusion =) Thank you very much for your compliments; I'm grateful you stopped by!


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