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Poulet au Citron, au Miel et au Thym # Lemon Chicken with Thyme & Honey

Poulet au Citron, au Miel et au Thym
Lemon Chicken with Thyme & Honey
  
 3 lemons
 Salt and pepper
 6 sprigs of thyme
 2 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half
 1 whole chicken, dressed
 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil  
 1/4 cup liquid honey (such as acacia)  
 Fleur de sel  
 Pepper
 

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Juice one of the lemons. Season chicken with salt and pepper; slip 4 sprigs of thyme in the body cavity. Rub the skin with garlic cloves, then brush with oil and honey. Place in roasting pan and pour lemon juice in the pan. Roast for 1 hour, basting often. Peel the two remaining lemons and add fruits and zest to the pan 15 minutes before the bird is done. Let chicken rest for 10 minutes and scatter remaining thyme and some fleur de sel on it. Transfer to serving platter, decorate with lemons, accompany with basmati rice and serve with cooking juices in a sauce boat. Serves 6

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