Healthy Recipes by JoseIngredients:

3 Tbsp ghee
4 minced organic garlic cloves
1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 tsp fresh organic thyme, finely chopped
1 whole organic, pasture-raised chicken (about 4 lbs.) cleaned and dried
2 organic lemons, zest both
1 small organic onion, cut into wedges
Salt, pepper, and paprika to taste


Preheat oven to 425º F
In a bowl, mix ghee, garlic, thyme, rosemary and zest from 2 lemons. Add a little salt and pepper
Place chicken (patted dry) inside a roasting pan
Slice one of the lemons and place inside the cavity along with the onion wedges and a few extra rosemary and thyme sprigs
Tie legs together (optional) with water-soaked twine
Brush chicken with the butter/ghee and seasoning mixture you prepared in the bowl. Place some under the breast skin if possible.
Squeeze juice from the remaining lemon over the chicken, then sprinkle skin with salt, pepper, and a little paprika
Roast in 425º F oven for about 1 hour (using a meat thermometer is highly recommended – when the temperature reaches 165º F, the chicken is cooked through)
Remove from oven and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing and serving