F & L Market has whole chickens are .79 a pound. This Tuscan Roasted Chicken will make it company worthy.


  • 1 Whole chicken
  • 2 onions quartered
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • fresh rosemary

for the rub

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon reserve lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4-5 tablespoons olive oil


  • Pre-heat the oven to 400
  • To make the rub, finely chop the rosemary and garlic then mix with the lemon zest and juice, salt, pepper and olive oil.
  • Rub the mixture over the chicken, loosening the skin gently and pushing some of the rub under the skin.
  • Place the reserved lemon in the cavity of the chicken then place the chicken in a oven-proof dish.
  • Add the onions, garlic cloves and extra rosemary then pour in the wine and chicken stock.
  • Place the chicken in the oven and immediately turn the temperature down to 350
  • Allow to roast for 45 minutes until almost cooked through then turn the heat up to 400 to allow the skin to crisp up.
  • When the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before carving and serving.