Before I even start talking about how easy and delicious this recipe is I want to warn that it doesn't make for the most photogenic picture once it is done roasting. This roasted chicken is stuffed with herbs, lemon and garlic, which makes for one flavorful chicken, but not such a great photo.
Making a roast chicken is one of my go-to's when it comes to doing very little in order to yelled a whole lot of food. I know cooking a whole bird can feel super daunting but I would put this roasted chicken in my "basic must know" category of meal prep and food making.
Cooking a whole chicken not only gives you the chicken meat for the week but also bones to create you own broth for soups, stews and sauces, which means reducing your grocery bill and in my opinion truly respecting the whole animal and putting it all to use.
Now I said up front that this wasn't going to be a pretty bird, but it is pretty delicious! So President's Choice has started making a poultry blend of herbs making it easier on the budget when purchasing herbs, it also gives you more than enough for making this recipe with some left over for broth later on.
Now if you don't have access to this blend don't worry I will provide you with the exact quantities of each herb I used for this recipe.
Lemon Herb Roast Chicken (serves 4-5)
5-6 lbs Organic Chicken
2 large sage leaves, fresh
2 sprigs rosemary, fresh
2 sprigs thyme, fresh
3 cloves garlic, or more if you like
2 tbsp avocado oil
salt and pepper to taste