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!
- 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