Lemon Chicken

Photo: Signe Birck

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Lemon Chicken
Why guests love it: Chicken is familiar, and lemon is a universally loved flavor. For people who avoid spicy foods, this is one rendition of chicken for a crowd that's interesting without being dangerous.

Why cooks love it: Roasting individual pieces of chicken (versus the entire bird) means there's little fussing in the kitchen. Plus, pieces cook more quickly and have just as much flavor as a whole bird.

Get the recipe: Roasted Chicken with Lemon, Thyme and Shallots