Learn how to roast a chicken with these clear step by step instructions and photos. This simple roast chicken recipe will become a staple in your home.
Rinse the inside and outside of the chicken, and then pat it dry with paper towels.
Next, chop the lemon and shallot and stuff them inside the chicken.
Use butcher's twine or folded up aluminum foil to tie the drumsticks together so that the lemon and shallot stays inside the chicken.
Then rub the butter all over the chicken.
Sprinkle a generous amount of salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary over the top.
To make the gravy, scrape up any of the browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Then pour all of the drippings through a strainer and into a glass container. Set aside. In a small saucepan, melt a tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Once melted, whisk in a tablespoon of flour. Next, use a baster to suck up all of the juices below the line of fat that will rise to the top. Whisk in the juices and bring to a simmer and let thicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If the gravy is too thick, thin it with a bit of chicken broth.