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Family Favorite Roasted Chicken Recipe
Family Favorite Roasted Chicken Recipe

Family Favorite Roasted Chicken Recipe

1 Hr(s) 40 Min(s)
10 Min(s) Prep
1 Hr(s) 30 Min(s) Cook
Discover your new favorite roasted chicken recipe. The Family Favorite Roasted Chicken Recipe includes lemon, cream cheese and Italian flavors.
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1 (4-1/2-lb.) roasting chicken
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
1 medium lemon, washed
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. dried Italian seasoning
1/2 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
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Let's Make It
1
Preheat oven to 350°F. Rinse chicken; pat dry with paper towel. Use the tip of a sharp knife to separate the chicken skin from the meat in the chicken breast and tops of the legs. Sprinkle chicken both inside and out with the pepper and salt. Place in 13x9-inch baking dish.
2
Grate the lemon; mix the peel with cream cheese and Italian seasoning. Use a small spoon or your fingers to carefully stuff the cream cheese mixture under the chicken skin, pushing the cream cheese mixture carefully toward the legs, being careful to not tear the skin.
3
Cut the lemon in half; squeeze both halves into small bowl. Add dressing; beat with wire wire whisk until well blended. Drizzle evenly over chicken. Place the squeezed lemon halves inside the chicken cavity. Insert an ovenproof meat thermometer into thickest part of 1 of the chicken's thighs.
4
Bake 1 hour 30 min. or until chicken is no longer pink in center (180°F), basting occasionally with the pan juices.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Substitute
Instead of the Italian seasoning, mix 1 tsp. each ground cumin, paprika and garlic powder with the cream cheese.
Tip 2
Keeping it Safe
Never allow cooked chicken to set at room temperature for more than 2 hours. If it is not eaten immediately, cooked chicken should be kept hot or refrigerated.
Tip 3
Cooking Know-How
To get more juice from the lemon, microwave on HIGH 30 sec. before squeezing.
Nutrition
Calories
230
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
14%
Saturated Fat 4g
20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 100mg
33%
Sodium 320mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 3g
1%
Dietary Fibers 0g
Sugars 1g
2%
Protein 27g
54%
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
8%
Calcium
2%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
Makes 8 servings.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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