Servings: Serves 4
Ingredients 1 whole chicken (4 pounds)1 Tbsp. and 3/4 tsp. kosher salt3/4 tsp. crushed black pepper3 Tbsp. olive oil1 lemon6 sprigs fresh rosemary1 pound carrots , cut into 3-inch sticks1 pound parsnips , cut into 3-inch sticks1 pound small red potatoes , halved
Heat the oven to 400°. On a sheet pan, toss the carrots, parsnips and potatoes with 2 tablespoons of oil, 4 sprigs rosemary, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Rinse and pat dry the chicken and season with the remaining salt and pepper, then rub with 2 tablespoons of the oil. Pierce the lemons several times with the tip of a paring knife and stuff, along with 2 sprigs of the rosemary, into the cavity of the chicken. Using cooking twine, tie the legs together.
Nestle the chicken among the vegetables and put in the oven—with the chicken's legs toward the back of the oven. Roast, stirring the vegetables once, until the chicken is cooked through (the internal temperature reaches 165° in the thickest part of the thigh), 55 to 60 minutes.
Carve and serve with the roasted vegetables.