Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken requires just a whole chicken, olive oil, lemon, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper, and is super easy and tastes delicious!

Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken

This Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken is so juicy and flavorful, and provides that crispy skin we all love! This chicken would make the perfect Sunday dinner.

Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken requires just a whole chicken, olive oil, lemon, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper, and is super easy and tastes delicious!

I like getting the chicken ready, putting it in the oven and then preparing my side dishes. When I plan a meal like this I make side dishes that are cooked on top of the stove, or that can go into the same temperature oven.

Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken requires just a whole chicken, olive oil, lemon, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper, and is super easy and tastes delicious!

Roasting potatoes with this dish is great because you can just adjust the cooking time to accommodate the oven temperature. And the chicken has to rest, so everything doesn’t have to be done at the exact same time.

I am all about getting dinner on the table as conveniently as possible, most nights.

Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken requires just a whole chicken, olive oil, lemon, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper, and is super easy and tastes delicious!

A great side dish to go with this roasted chicken is Fried PotatoesMacaroni & Cheese, or Burnt Brussels Sprouts & Apples.

Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken requires just a whole chicken, olive oil, lemon, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper, and is super easy and tastes delicious!

Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken

Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken requires just a whole chicken, olive oil, lemon, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper, and is super easy and tastes delicious! Related

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 1h 40m
  • Total Time: 2h 5m
  • Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (4-5 pounds)
  • 3 sprigs fresh sage, rosemary, or thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage, rosemary, or thyme
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Discard neck and giblets. Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. Trim off excess fat. Loosen skin from breast by gently running fingers between breast and skin.
  3. Insert fresh sage, rosemary, or thyme under loosened skin over breast. Mix chopped herb, lemon juice, zest, olive oil, garlic, salt , and pepper in a small bowl. Brush over cavity and outside of chicken.
  4. Place chicken on rack in roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, for 1 hour 20 to 1 hour 40 minutes, or until meat thermometer reads 180° when inserted into thickest part of thigh. Let rest 15 minutes before serving.

Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken requires just a whole chicken, olive oil, lemon, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper, and is super easy and tastes delicious!

11 Comments

  • josh November 15, 2016 at 10:38 am

    winner winner chicken dinner! Looks amazing.

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd November 15, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks!

      Reply
  • Mary September 7, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Whenever a recipe calls for me to insert herbs into the loose skin of the chicken it’s always a winner. This chicken looks divine.

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    • Mindy Boyd September 7, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      I know, right? It just makes me feel like a chef, and not just a home-cook. Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  • Dee September 4, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Looks so awesome Mindy! I love this!

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    • Mindy Boyd September 5, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you!!

      Reply
  • Angie@Angie's Recipes September 2, 2016 at 3:31 am

    That’s a beautifully roasted bird, Mindy.

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd September 2, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Thank you!!

      Reply
  • Lucy @ Globe Scoffers September 1, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Mmm this looks delicious!

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd September 1, 2016 at 8:40 am

      Thank you so much!

      Reply
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