Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken


lemon garlic roast chicken recipe image

Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Course: Main Course


  • 2 3 lb Whole Chickens
  • 7 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon or Orange Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine garlic, zests, parsley, juice, and oil and set aside.
  • Thoroughly rinse and pat dry the chickens. Generously rub the mixture inside and outside of chicken. Place onion and/or lemon inside the cavity. Place chickens, breast side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Tuck wings under chicken and tie drumsticks together.
  • Bake uncovered for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until a thermometer inserted reads 180 degrees. Baste occasionally with pan drippings. (Cover loosely with foil if chicken browns too quickly). Cover and let stand for 10 minutes before carving.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

What's Cooking

Discover More Recipes