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Marcella's Lemon Chicken

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peppermint pate Jan 16, 2006 10:13 AM

I've often seen great postings on this board about Marcella's Lemon Chicken from Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking. I googled and found a very simple recipe for what is essentially a roast chicken stuffed with 2 pierced lemons. Is this the right recipe?

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    Marge RE: peppermint pate Jan 16, 2006 10:50 AM

    It is indeed!

    Link: http://www.wchstv.com/gmarecipes/roas...

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      Naguere RE: Marge May 9, 2011 06:06 AM

      Having read this thread I did the very thing. skewers, lemons, string.

      Tremendous, it came out of the oven like an American football, talk about inflated.

      The lemon pieces, when hoiked out of the carcase were soft and well cooked also. the flavour was top notch.

      It's a keeper.

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      fai jay(fai jackson) RE: peppermint pate Jan 16, 2006 11:27 AM

      Of course, a cook can never leave well enough alone. I often make it with limes or oranges and it is very tasty...like to add celery and garlic sometimes--just throw it inside. But the original is delicious--very juicy with a crispy skin that is all puffed up when you take it from the oven.

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        ncchowdog RE: peppermint pate Jan 16, 2006 03:54 PM

        You may also want to try the Lemon Chicken from Rao's Restaurant at the following site.

        http://www.wchstv.com/gmarecipes/lemo...

        1. Rubee RE: peppermint pate May 9, 2011 12:19 PM

          That's it. I love it - simple and foolproof. Here's a link to a Chowhound discussion on Lemon Chicken when Hazan's book was Cookbook of the Month.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3257...

           
           
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