Roasted Sesame Chicken

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  • 1 (3 pound) roasting chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Wash chicken thoroughly and pat dry. Season cavity with salt and pepper, and stuff with onion quarters and half of a lemon. Brush skin with soy sauce and sesame oil.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F.
  4. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until juices run clear.
  5. Allow to rest for 20 minutes before carving.

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