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Lemon Garlic Oven Roasted Whole Chicken

Crispy, juicy, and full of flavor, this Lemon Garlic Oven Roasted Chicken is a delicious twist on the classic chicken roast. It’s the perfect weekend dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
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Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 91kcal
Author Rena


  • 1 whole chicken approximately 41⁄2 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves 2 minced & 2 crushed to place inside the chicken
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 lemons 1 whole & 2 juiced
  • ½ bunch thyme
  • ½ bunch rosemary


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and place a rack on the center on the oven.
  • Whisk oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and pepper into a bowl. Rub the chicken all over with the marinade. Season the chicken cavity with some salt and pepper.
  • Place crushed garlic, whole lemon, thyme, and rosemary into the cavity. Tie legs with a string if needed. Transfer the chicken to a large oven dish.
  • Roast for about 1 hour, or until the skin is nicely golden brown and a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°F. Once done, remove the chicken from the oven.
  • Spoon over the lemony gravy formed into the bottom of the dish. Let the chicken rest at room temperature for about 15 minutes.
  • Carve and serve with the gravy.


Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg