Whip this chicken up when you want to look like you slaved away in the kitchen, but really spent the day doing what you wanted to!
1 whole pasture raised chicken 6-8 lbs
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
6 cloves garlic, peeled
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp. sea salt
Let the chicken sit at room temperature for 1 hours prior to beginning the recipe. If you skip this step you risk having a very dry chicken.
Preheat your oven to 400ºF.
Split the chicken in half using shears. Cut along the breast bone until the chicken is split in half. Turn the chicken upside down, now having the skin part of the chicken facing you. With your hands flatten the chicken as much as possible. Place in a roasting pan or baking sheet breast side up.
Place the lemon juice, garlic, cilantro , olive oil and sea salt in a food processor and blend until you have a puree.
Smear the puree all over the skin of the chicken and also in the other side (inside of chicken). If possible smear some mixture between skin and breast as well.
Place and over and cook until the breast part of the chicken reach 180-190F. Should take 45-1.5 hours based on the size of the chicken.