Roasted Marinated Whole Chicken


  • 1 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup lemon juice and reserve the rinds
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 whole chicken
  • a few sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme


  • Whisk together the Dijon, oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper for the marinade. Marinate a whole cleaned chicken at least 4 hours.
  • Put a lemon rind or two along with the rosemary and thyme sprigs in the cavity of the chicken.
  • Roast at 375 until done, basting periodically, probably about 2 hours for a 4-5 lb chicken. Or roast at 325 for 3 hours. Pulling at the drumstick to see if it moves easily is one way to tell if it's done. Or get yourself an instant meat thermometer to be sure.