Lemon Roasted Chicken

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

This is a very simple roasted chicken dish. Roast chicken is always a family favourite. Contains no flours so it is gluten free. The lemon flavour infuses as the chicken roasts and keeps the chicken beautifully moist. Can use 1 large chicken, as suggested, or use 2 smaller chickens. Photo of two smaller chickens totalling just over 2 kilos (1 lemon to stuff each chicken). Adjust cooking time if using different sized chickens

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Place the lemon halves into the chicken cavity and secure the legs with kitchen string.
  3. Brush the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Place on a wire rack in a roasting dish and cook for 65 minutes or until cooked thru and golden skinned. Stand 10 minutes after removing from the oven before serving.
  5. The lemon juice may run from the chicken- so either remove the lemons first or use a carving dish with a lip to catch the juice.


Most Helpful

We enjoyed this very much. I did add some Lawry's Seasoning Salt. It was moist and delicious! Thanks for posting, Jubes. Made for ZWt 6.

Scoutie June 21, 2010

This is very tasty! I made as directed except that I BBQ'd this on the rotisserie. I really liked the simplicity and moistness of this. I had this with mixed veggies and Recipe #263392. Very very good! Made for the No-Nonsense Nibblers for ZWT6. Thanks ***Jubes***! :)

Nif June 19, 2010

Such a wondeful and easy addition to add when roasting chicken. I found that the chicken seemed a little more succulent and tender. The chicken had a fantastic light Lemoney taste through it. For just a few extra minutes work beforehand, you get such a wonderful and great tasting roast chicken. Who would of thought something so easy could make such a difference!! Great recipe **Jubes**. This is my new way of roasting chicken!!! Thanks.

Tisme November 03, 2007

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