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Ingredients

Method

  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  • 2.

    Remove the chicken giblets. Rinse the chicken inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pinfeathers and pat the outside dry. Place the chicken in a large roasting pan. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the chicken. Stuff the cavity with the thyme, reserving enough thyme to garnish the chicken dish, 1 lemon, halved, and 2 halves of the garlic. Brush the outside of the chicken with the butter and sprinkle again with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken. Cut 2 of the lemons in quarters and scatter the quarters and remaining garlic around the chicken. Lay the bacon slices over the chicken to cover.

  • 3.

    Roast the chicken for 1 hour. Remove the bacon slices from the top of the chicken and set aside. Continue roasting the chicken for an additional 1/2 hour, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh. Remove to a platter and cover with aluminum foil while you prepare the gravy.

  • 4.

    Remove all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the bottom of the pan. Add the wine and chicken stock and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, or until reduced by half.

  • 5.

    Slice the chicken on a platter. Garnish the chicken platter with the bacon slices, roasted garlic, reserved thyme and 1 lemon, sliced. Serve with the gravy.

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Posted by John103Report
I can taste it already. This will be my Saturday special!
Posted by MimakiReport
the ingredients did not match the film clip. I cooked the film version which was very good
Posted by Jaimie32Report
Absolutely Divine! Made for the family of fussy eaters and not a piece left, made a different gravy as had no white wine...cup of chicken stock in saucepan, dessert spoon of gravy powder made to a thick paste then added half cup of cream added to stock heat on a low heat continually stirring until reduced by a quarter add two tablespoons of pan juices and voila. I recommend everyone have a go at this chicken its truly amazing!!
Posted by MelPoidReport
This is to die for! Made it for 12 people using 2 chickens though and they ate all of it! Everyone love it, thanks for the fantastic recipe! Love love love if you want to impress try. :)
Posted by MelPoidReport
This is to die for! Made it for 12 people using 2 chickens though and they ate all of it! Everyone love it, thanks for the fantastic recipe! Love love love if you want to impress try.
Posted by MelPoidReport
This is to die for! Made it for 12 people using 2 chickens though and they ate all of it! Everyone love it, thanks for the fantastic recipe! Love love love if you want to impress try.
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