If you are like everyone else, you are spending this first week of the new year cleaning and organizing. This can be hard work and leave you feeling too tired to make dinner. This roast chicken recipe is even easier then ordering take out. It is also much cheaper when you consider a roasting chicken is only around five dollars. It will also wow and impress anyone you'll be serving because it looks harder then it actually is -- points all the way around. This recipe is adapted from the Barefoot Contessa's Perfect Roast Chicken.
Learn how to make the easy roast chicken after the jump.
1 roasting chicken (generally 5 to 6 pound)
Freshly ground black pepper
1 large bunch fresh sage
1 lemon, halved
1 head garlic, cut in half
1/4 stick butter, soft
1 large yellow onion, cut into wedges
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Note: You could also use the remaining carcass to make a pot of home made chicken soup.