This recipe is adapted from one that Glamour Magazine called “Engagement Chicken” because their staff seemed to get engaged after making it for their significant others. So, I strongly suggest only making it for the husband you already have and not any other men. I mean, if another man popped the question based on a chicken dish you’d be stuck planning a wedding in addition to everything else you have going on. Then you’d have to manage a second husband, which sounds dreadful. Also, you might wind up on TLC opposite their new show Sister Wives which is abut a polygamist family where the husband is a such a douche that I can’t for the life of me understand why four different women want to be married to him. So, be careful when you cook this chicken.
- 1 whole chicken
- 2 lemons
- Lemon juice
- Lemon pepper, salt, regular pepper
Preheat the oven to 400.
Wash the chicken and get rid of the bag of scary giblets in the cavity. Does anyone even use those things? I mean, my sister claims to fry and eat chicken livers but anyone else?
Pierce the lemons with a fork a few times. Roll them on the counter to soften them up so the juice can come out easily.
Stick the lemons in the chicken.
Sprinkle salt, pepper, and lemon pepper on the chicken.
Pour a whole bunch of lemon juice in the bottom of the pan you’re cooking the chicken in, add the chicken.
Cook the chicken for about 15 minutes per pound. Baste with the lemon juice and pan juices a couple times in the first half of the cooking cycle.
Serve with veggies, rice or baked potatoes. Avoid single men. Enjoy!