This chicken usually doesn't have leftovers, however if you do happen to have them it makes a great chicken salad! Also you can use the leftovers on top of a leafy green salad or even in a fried rice recipe!
I have also used this recipe to make a whole chicken and using the same ingredients. The only difference would be to stuff the cavity with fresh oranges instead of lemons.
I love how much less in calories roasting a chicken is compared to fried. It's definitely a healthier than frying.
In summer it's great when I can pick all fresh herbs from the garden and not have to buy them. I love using fresh over dried. It enhances the flavor and really bursts with freshness. The lemon acts as almost a tenderizer which is natural, another bonus.
Of course if you are not fond of lemons, try using oranges. Oranges are another great citrus that tenderizes the chicken and keeps it moist with a delicious flavor. The same herbs can be used as well to make this bird with oranges.
When I was growing up, my mom use to make chicken like this at least once a week. Back in the 1960's, we made every meal stretch as the budget was quite frugal in those days.
We would use the chicken bone to make soup. Sometimes if there were leftovers we would add to the Sunday sauce for pasta.
Actually anything left over meat wise would go into that sauce. Mom never wasted one thing. She would always figure out a way to re purpose leftovers.
Now as I got older and raised my family, it became second nature from my up bringing to do the same. I will always figure out another meal using leftovers.
I rarely have any with the family growing in leaps and bounds. The grandchildren, my sons usually take anything leftover home.
I just love that they enjoy my cooking. Hope you enjoy this recipe.