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Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 60 mins (10m prep + 50m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving


local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. 2.In a small bowl, combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, minced garlic, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and fresh thyme.
  3. 3.Place the chicken in a roasting pan or baking dish. Rub the lemon garlic mixture all over the chicken, making sure to get it under the skin as well.
  4. 4.Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the skin is golden brown and crispy.
  5. 5.Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  6. 6.Serve the Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken with your favorite sides and enjoy!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor extra flavor, marinate the chicken in the lemon garlic mixture for a few hours or overnight.
  • chevron_rightIf you prefer a spicier kick, add some red pepper flakes to the lemon garlic mixture.
  • chevron_rightSave the chicken bones and scraps to make a flavorful homemade chicken broth.
  • chevron_rightServe the roasted chicken with roasted vegetables or a fresh green salad for a complete meal.