Lemon and chicken are a common combination, but our recipe for Mother’s Lemon-Baked Chicken has a secret ingredient–cinnamon! Try baking this with the lemon halves inside the cavity, and even sprinkle another quarter teaspoon cinnamon inside, too.
Rinse chicken and place in roasting pan. Combine lemon juice with melted butter. Baste chicken with a few tablespoons of lemon-butter mixture. Combine salt and cinnamon and sprinkle over chicken. Roast in a 325 degree F oven for about 1 hour, 45 minutes, continuing to baste with remaining lemon-butter mixture every half hour until mixture has been used and chicken is tender.