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A seasoned mayonnaise coating keeps this roasted chicken juicy, delicious, and full of flavor. This method would be perfect adapted for whole roasted turkey. Delicious served with crusty bread and a green salad.

Provided by NicoleMcmom

Time 1h15m

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 11

1 (4 pound) whole chicken
1 medium lemon
1 small onion, quartered
1 medium head garlic, halved lengthwise
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon Honey, strained or extracted
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Set a roasting rack inside a rimmed baking sheet. Pat chicken dry with paper towels.
  • Zest 1 teaspoon lemon zest into a small bowl. Quarter remaining lemon and place pieces inside chicken cavity along with onion and garlic.
  • Add mayonnaise, vinegar, honey, Worcestershire, and cayenne to the lemon zest; mix to combine. Rub mayonnaise mixture evenly all over the chicken and underneath the skin over the breast. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper.
  • Roast in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 50 to 60 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Tent with foil halfway through cooking if too much browning occurs before internal temperature is reached. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 535.7 calories, Carbohydrate 7.2 g, Cholesterol 136.3 mg, Fat 37.5 g, Fiber 1.3 g, Protein 41.9 g, SaturatedFat 8.6 g, Sodium 729.6 mg, Sugar 1 g

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