Here's the recipe:
Pre heat oven to 425 degrees
4-5 peeled potatoes cut into quarters
4-5 peeled carrots cut into 1 inch pieces
1 4-5 pound whole chicken
1/4 cup butter - melted
1 lemon quartered
8-10 cloves of garlic - unpeeled
Fresh thyme sprigs (or dried if that's what you have)
4 slices bacon
Placed the potatoes and carrots in a roasting pan (I used a 8x10 casserole pan). Toss with salt and pepper. Remove any bags inside the chicken (I typically just toss these, but you may utilize if you like for something). Pat dry the inside of the chicken with paper towel. Salt the inside of the chicken well. Place the chicken on top of the potatoes and carrots.
Stuff half of the lemon wedges and half of the garlic cloves and thyme sprigs inside the chicken. Tie the legs together with cooking string (not a requirement). Place the remaining lemon, garlic and thyme in the corners area of potatoes and carrots. Brush the chicken with the butter, pouring all the butter over the chicken. Season well with salt, pepper and thyme. Lay the strips of bacon over the chicken. Put into over and cook for one hour.
|Chicken prior to going in the oven
Cut up the chicken and serve with the potatoes, carrots and bacon. Dinner!