Grilled Lemon Chicken with Roasted Vegetables over Croutons
Zesty lemon chicken is a healthy treat.
Grilled Lemon Chicken with Roasted Vegetables Over Croutons Ingredients:
- 1 (4 to 5 pound) roasting chicken
- 2 lemons, quartered 2 large yellow onions, quartered
- 10 small New Potatoes
- 10-12 Small Baby Carrots
- Good olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 6 cups of ¾” bread cubes (1 baguette or round boule)
- Preheat the grill to 425 degrees F.
Grilled Lemon Chicken with Roasted Vegetables Over Croutons Directions:
Take the giblets out of the chicken and wash it inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pinfeathers. Toss the onions, potatoes and carrots with a little olive oil in a small roasting pan. Place the chicken on top and sprinkle the inside of the cavity with salt and pepper, or your favorite dry rub. Place the lemons inside the chicken. Pat the outside of the chicken dry with paper towels, brush it with the melted butter, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken.
Roast for 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between the leg and the thigh. Cover with foil and sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. (The vegetables may burn, but the flavor is good.)
Meanwhile, heat a large sauté pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil until very hot. Lower the heat to medium-low and sauté the bread cubes, tossing frequently, until nicely browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add more olive oil, as needed, and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place the croutons in the center of a large serving platter, and place the roasted vegetables around the croutons. Place the chicken on top of the croutons and slice to serve.