Roast Lemon Chicken with Shallots and Potatoes Recipe

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Roast Lemon Chicken with Shallots and Potatoes
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  1. Remove and discard giblets and lumps of fat from chicken. Rinse bird inside and out; pat dry. If desired, fold wing tips under first joint and tie drumstick ends together. Set breast side up on a V-shaped rack in an 11- by 17-inch roasting pan. Squeeze juice from half of 1 lemon, reserving remaining half. Thinly slice other lemon.
  2. Starting at the neck, gently ease your fingers under chicken skin to loosen it over breast. Push 4 to 6 lemon slices and 6 to 8 sage leaves under skin. Place remaining lemon slices, reserved lemon half, and remaining sage leaves in body cavity.
  3. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, olive oil, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. Rub about half this mixture evenly over chicken.
  4. In a bowl, mix potatoes and shallots with remaining paprika mixture until well combined. Distribute vegetables around chicken in pan.
  5. Roast in a 425° oven, stirring vegetables after about 45 minutes (add 1/4 cup water if pan begins to scorch), until potatoes are tender when pierced and a thermometer reaches 170° when inserted through the thickest part of breast to the bone and 180° when inserted through thickest part of thigh at joint, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours. (If chicken is done before potatoes, return pan with vegetables to oven and continue to cook while chicken rests in step 6.)
  6. With a carving fork, lift bird and tilt to drain juices into pan. Set chicken on a rimmed platter. Arrange vegetables around chicken. Let rest in a warm place about 15 minutes. Carve chicken and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 8850.83 Kcal (37057 kJ)
Calories from fat 4566.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 507.35g 781%
Cholesterol 2857.05mg 952%
Sodium 5780.24mg 241%
Potassium 15914.12mg 339%
Total Carbs 448.13g 149%
Sugars 65.46g 262%
Dietary Fiber 50.47g 202%
Protein 627.59g 1255%
Vitamin C 643.7mg 1073%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 1516mg 8422%
Calcium 1160.8mg 116%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 151.48 Kcal (634 kJ)
Calories from fat 78.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.68g 781%
Cholesterol 48.9mg 952%
Sodium 98.93mg 241%
Potassium 272.36mg 339%
Total Carbs 7.67g 149%
Sugars 1.12g 262%
Dietary Fiber 0.86g 202%
Protein 10.74g 1255%
Vitamin C 11mg 1073%
Iron 25.9mg 8422%
Calcium 19.9mg 116%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 218.5
  • 232

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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