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easy Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

Easy Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

A whole chicken that is roasted to perfection with the most delicious skin you've ever eaten. This lemon herb chicken is even easy enough to make on a weeknight.
Course Main Dish, Dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 3 people

Ingredients

  • 4.5 lb whole chicken remove neck and giblets
  • 1/2 tsp garlic minced
  • 3 lemons quartered
  • 2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp butter melted
  • 4-6 herb sprigs rosemary, parsley, thyme, basil, or whatever you prefer
  • 1/2 tsp thyme

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 425 degrees F. After making sure the neck and giblets are removed dry the chicken using paper towels.
  2. Season the inside of the cavity with 1/2 tsp salt and fill with lemon, garlic, and herb sprigs. Place the chicken breast side up in a baking dish or roasting pan.
  3. Combine melted butter and 1 tsp salt in a small dish. Using a pastry brush, brush half of the mixture over the skin of the chicken. Season skin with thyme and the lemon pepper seasoning. Place chicken in oven.
  4. After roasting the chicken for 30 minutes, brush the remaining butter mixture on the skin. Continue roasting for an additional 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads at least 165 degrees F. Rest chicken for 15 minutes before digging in. Enjoy!