chicken (about 5–7 pounds) * Half a lemon Half an onion Dried thyme Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
F. If desired, you may also add half a head of garlic and a few sprigs of fresh thyme to the chicken cavity prior to cooking. *Tip:* Leftovers are perfect served cold, reheated, or in any recipe that calls for the addition of cooked chicken. Additionally, two chickens can easily be baked at the same time. The cooked meat will keep for about a week in the refrigerator and freezes well. Lastly, a whole chicken makes a convenient and welcome meal when you wish to prepare dinner for a friend.
They have the perfect ration of fat to meat compared to the bland breast, which means they slow cook beautifully and after an hour or two on a low heat the meat falls of the bone and the juices become rich and deeply satisfying