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Roasted Chicken Without Trussing or Carving
Eliminate the first and last steps of roasting a bird (tying it up and cutting it into pieces), and you've already cut way back on the amount of work involved. This no-fuss recipe has just as much flavor, and all you have to do is place chicken legs and breasts into a resealable plastic bag and toss in shallots, garlic, thyme, olive oil and lemon juice. Let everything sit in the fridge while the oven heats up, and then spread it out in a roasting pan. You'll have golden-brown, slightly crisp meat and a wonderful sauce to serve it with.

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