Roasted Chickens with Lemon and Orange
- ACTIVE: 20 MIN
- TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 30 MIN
- SERVINGS: 8
- Two 3 1/2-pound chickens
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 lemon, halved
- 1 orange, halved
- 8 garlic cloves
- 8 rosemary sprigs
- 8 thyme sprigs
- Preheat the oven to 425°. Season the chickens all over with salt and pepper. Stuff each chicken with a lemon and orange half, 2 garlic cloves and 2 sprigs each of rosemary and thyme. Tie the legs together with kitchen string. Set the chickens in a large roasting pan and tuck the remaining garlic cloves and rosemary and thyme sprigs between the legs.
- Roast the chickens for about 1 1/4 hours, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a thigh registers 165°. Let the chickens rest for 10 minutes before carving.
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Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.