Juicy Roasted Lemon Chicken | One Dish Kitchen
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Roasted Lemon Chicken

This perfect Roasted Lemon Chicken is so juicy and full of flavor. Cooked alongside an assortment of vegetables, it's a one pan, easy to make meal.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 carrots , thickly sliced
  • 1 onion , thickly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic , divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 5-6 pound chicken , rinsed and patted dry & giblets removed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt , divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper , divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 lemon , sliced in half
  • 4 tablespoons butter , softened


  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • Place the broccoli, carrots, onion and 2 cloves of the garlic in a roasting pan. Toss with a 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. 
  • Remove the chicken giblets. Rinse the chicken inside and out and pat the outside dry with a paper towel. 
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of crushed black pepper and dried rosemary to the inside of the chicken.
  • Stuff the cavity with the cut lemon, the two remaining cloves of garlic and two tablespoons of butter.
  • Place the chicken on top of the vegetables in the roasting pan. 
  • Rub the outside skin of the chicken with the remaining 2 tablespoons of softened butter and 1/2 teaspoon olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the top of the chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. 
  • Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 hours, or until the juices of the chicken run clear when you cut between the leg and the thigh.
  • Remove the chicken and vegetables to a platter and cover with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes.
  • Slice the chicken and serve with the vegetables.


Feel free to add other vegetables to roast, if you would like. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 740mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 10825IU | Vitamin C: 61.5mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 0.8mg