Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken Recipe

Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

Preparation Time

10-15 Minutes

Cook Time

60-90 Minutes

Main Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (3-4 pounds)
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together minced garlic, olive oil, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  4. Rub the garlic and herb mixture all over the chicken, including under the skin and in the cavity.
  5. Stuff the cavity with lemon slices.
  6. Place the chicken on a roasting pan or baking sheet, breast side up.
  7. Roast the chicken for 20 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 375°F.
  8. Continue roasting for 50-60 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the chicken reaches 165°F.
  9. Let the chicken rest for 10-15 minutes before carving and serving. Enjoy!

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