Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Sage

A wonderfully fragrant, tender and tasty roasted chicken.

Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Sage


  • 1 Foster Farms Whole Bird
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sage leaves, loosely packed
  • 1 small carrot (2 ounces), peeled and halved
  • 1 small onion (4 ounces), halved
  • 1 celery stalk (2 ounces), cut into 2 inch lengths
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Season the cavity with salt and pepper, then stuff with lemon and herbs.
  3. Tie the drumsticks together. Rub chicken with oil, salt and pepper. Place the vegetables in a lightly oiled roasting pan.
  4. Add chicken, breast-side down and roast for 30 minutes. Turn chicken, breast-side up and roast for 40 minutes.
  5. Add wine to pan and set oven temperature to 450 degrees F. Continue to cook for 10 to 15 minutes until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F.
  6. Remove chicken and vegetables and place on serving platter. Add chicken broth to the pan and stir, scraping up glazed bits. Process this mixture in a blender, strain sauce and serve on the side.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Foster Farms