Mum's the word!

By Meghan Overdeep
May 22, 2018
Facebook/Jennifer Garner

If there's one thing we love more than Jennifer Garner, it's her pretend cooking show.

In her latest culinary endeavor documented for social media, the Southern-born actress demonstrates how to make one of her favorite recipes: Martha Stewart's roast lemon chicken soup. Yum.

On Facebook and Instagram, 46-year-old Garner shared a series of photos of her happily prepping the delicious meal, including a quick and easy hack we're certain would make Ina Garten gasp: store-bought broth.

"I've been making this Martha Stewart recipe for years—the roast lemon chicken alone is enough to make you sing!" she captioned the mouth-watering snaps. "You can dress it up (homemade stock) or make it in a hurry (broth from a box—don't tell Ina Garten!), whatever you do, this recipe is a sure thing."

Don't worry, your secret's safe with us!

Keep scrolling for Garner's version of the classic soup:

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  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 6 small shallots, peeled and quartered lengthwise
  • 1 whole 4-pound chicken (backbone and giblets removed)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 6 cups chicken stock


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Rub chicken with 1 tablespoon oil and season with 1 tablespoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.