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Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken

March 26, 2023

Roasted chicken is one of our family's favorite dinners! I love all of the meals that I am able to create from just one chicken. And I love making delicious and homemade chicken stock from the bones. Especially now that it is soup season!

Sunday is a perfect day to roast a chicken for dinner. I absolutely love how great our house smells when I make this. And I love how easy it is to make with this simple recipe. The lemon keeps the chicken nice and juicy and the fresh herbs gives the chicken the best flavor! It is the perfect meal to end your weekend. And it is a great way to start a new week!

Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken


Whole roasting chicken

Olive oil

Fresh rosemary

Fresh thyme

Kosher Salt


Lemon, halved

Onion, quartered

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Pat the chicken dry and place into a roasting pan, breast side up.

  3. Make sure that you have removed the gizzards from the cavity of the chicken.

  4. Tuck the chicken wings underneath the chicken.

  5. Stuff the cavity of the chicken with the lemon, onion and herbs.

  6. Use your finger and carefully loosen the skin from the chicken breasts. Put the sprigs of fresh rosemary and thyme directly onto the chicken breast

  7. Drizzle olive oil over the chicken and use a brush to make sure that the olive oil is distributed all over the skin.

  8. Season the chicken well with salt and pepper.

  9. Tie the two chicken legs together with a piece of twine.

  10. Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on the size of your chicken. You want the internal temperature of the chicken to be 170 degrees.

  11. Let the chicken rest for about 15 minutes before carving. This resting period helps to keep the chicken nice and juicy.

Please note that you can toss carrots and onions in the roasting pan during the last 40 minutes, for an easy and delicious side dish.

Fresh out of the oven...

How incredible does this chicken look? a family favorite!

Make sure that you keep your chicken carcass for some homemade chicken stock! Homemade is the best for soups!!

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