I am a little embarrassed to admit this, but I cooked this way back in June (I know, JUNE) as part of the Nigella Lawson monthly cook-along and I'm just now getting around to posting it. Okay, make that really embarrassed. It's a really delicious recipe and was perfect for the start of summer, the lemony flavor adding some lightness to roasted chicken and I'm hoping that it does the same as an end of summer dish, moving us from light, citrus flavors to the cozier foods of autumn.
The best thing about this dish? You pretty much toss all of it in a roasting pan and put it in the oven for a while. I suppose you could do the first part of the cooking in a crock pot, but it's the second part where you crank up the heat that you really need an oven for. Without the extra heat at the end, there's no caramelizing and without caramelizing, well, don't even bother making this.
I've had roasted garlic before, and of course roasted potatoes, but roasted lemons were out of my experience and let me just say, wow. Roasted and caramelized lemons are fantastic and perfect with the chicken. The lemons may not be for everyone, but give them a try, you might be surprised.
You can click right on the recipe above to get a download so you don't have to write it all down, how easy is that? And of course, you can find the original recipe here along with tons of other recipes and all things Nigella. I encourage you to do the monthly cook-along, the recipes always sound delicious.
So where do you fall in, are you sad to leave summer food behind or happy to starting have fall food?
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