Quick Garlic Roast Chicken With Rosemary & Lemon

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a Rachael Ray recipe. It really is very easy and very flavorful. I should note that I didn't use the lemon zest (husband isn't a fan of citrus flavor on meat), I only had dried rosemary, so I just used less,and I placed a quartered onion in the dish. That being said, this was still very good. I served it up with some asparagus and mushroom flavored rice. Everyone ate, even my two year old. If you don't like white meat, try chicken thighs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Cut chicken into large chunks. (I used 4 breasts and cut each one into three pieces.).
  3. In a 9x13 baking dish put the garlic, rosemary, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon zest, and seasoning.
  4. Add chicken and toss to coat.
  5. Place in oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Add wine & lemon juice and combine with pan juices.
  7. Return to oven and turn oven off.
  8. Let stand for 5 minutes longer, then remove chicken from oven.
  9. Spoon pan juices over chicken and serve.
Most Helpful

I would have given this 5 stars myself, but DH and DS really didn't care for it. Too lemony for them. I loved it and thought it tasted light and flavorful and was delicious served on a bed of sauteed spinach, garlic and parm (which helped absorb some of the lemon). I used jarred minced garlic (that's what I had) and I didn't even know what montreal seasoning was so used something I picked up at Penzeys (online spice catelog) called "mural of flavor". I used an Australian Sauvignon Blanc (again, all I had) for the wine. I about decimated my windowsill rosemary plant to get 3 T of fesh rosemary but it was worth it. I, like my DH and DS, thought it was a little overpowering from a lemon perspective and would use less lemon juice if I made it again. I also thought the texture of the chicken made it seem a wee bit overcooked, though I followed the directions exactly. I might try baking it at a lower temp, say 375, for 25 or 30 minutes, adding the wine for the last 10. It was VERY simple and I may sneak it back into the rotation with a few minor alterations despite DH/DS!

GSCook August 19, 2009

My husband and I enjoyed this. I put the lemon juice in earlier than the recipe stated (on accident). Also, I didn't have a dry white wine, only Reisling, and I used that. I also used 2 springs of fresh rosemary. Great with garlic and herbed mashed potatoes.

Busy Lindsay October 12, 2008

I tried this recipe out (Used more chicken for a bigger family) and it was awesome! I have added it to my "take it or leave it" recipe book! Thanks for giving the great recipes!

teaborg May 22, 2006