It is Saturday evening, the weather is blistery cold outside and you are feeling like just kicking back either watching some television, taking a soothing bubble bath or reading a good book. Maybe you have the fireplace on or are snuggling on the sofa drinking a glass of wine.
Now I know you don’t feel like cooking anything, but this meal takes very little prep time. You just preheat your oven to 350 degrees, wash and pat dry the chicken, season it, stuff it with some cut up lemon slices, scatter a cut up sweet potato, place it all in a roasting pan (I used the rack and allowed the drippings onto the sweet potato), pop it in the oven and forget about it for 1 1/2 hours. Now isn’t that easy? Now that is multi-tasking in a lazy way!
All you need for this recipe is 1 whole chicken, ( I had a 3 1/2 pound bird)cleaned and patted dry. Olive oil to rub the entire chicken with, herbs de Provence seasoning. Now don’t panic if you do not have this. You can just use salt and pepper. If you have fresh or dried thyme and parsley, add that into the seasoning. The Herbes De Provence seasoning consists of dried parsley, marjoram, poppy seeds, thyme and tarragon. Again, I have it, but if you do not you can just use a very generous seasoning of salt and pepper. The lemon gives it a fresh and juicy taste. No dried out chicken here. It really does make a difference. Just remember to allow the chicken to rest once it is done for about 10 minutes before cutting into it.
Now, back to your relaxing, lazy Saturday evening. Enjoy!