Wise Sage Chicken

Servings 4 people


  • 1 whole roasting chicken 3-lb.
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic pressed
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place chicken in a large roasting pan. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients (lemon juice through sage); drizzle mixture evenly over chicken and roast for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until cooked through.
  • Allow chicken to rest on a cutting board for 15 minutes before carving*.
  • *LEANNE’S NOTE: If the chicken seems to be browning too quickly, you can cover it loosely with foil wrap, after it has roasted for about 40 minutes, and that should keep it from blackening on top. Keep the oven on and roast the veggie side dish while the chicken is resting.


SERVING SUGGESTION: While chicken is resting, roast lightly oiled slices of sweet potatoes and beets (thinner slices), cauliflower and broccoli florets.
NUTRITION: per serving: 598 Calories; 46g Fat; 42g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 179mg Cholesterol; 212mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 6 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit;
6 Fat. Points: 16
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