Plated up pretty.....
Verdict? Into The Box it goes, with some changes. The roasting technique was spot-on; never have I been able to produce such a juicy chicken (go dutch oven, go!), and the skin was nice and crisp.
But what this recipe lacked was SALT! A whole bunch of it! When I looked back over the recipe, I really should have rubbed that whole chicken with a generous helping of kosher salt after the lemon bath, followed by the compound butter. I also found the lemon rind a bit overpowering and would probably like this better with thyme instead of rosemary.
Did the husband eat almost the whole dang thing? Yes, so I take that as a good sign. So that's 1 recipe down, 38 more to go (unfortunately I found 3 more recipes that I forgot to include in my first count). Off to a pretty good start, I think!