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lemon garlic rosemary roasted chicken recipe
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Lemon, Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Chicken

Course Dinner, roasted chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author Divas Can Cook


  • 5 lb whole chicken washed & dried
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 large springs fresh rosemary diced finely
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • zest of 4 lemons
  • salt & pepper
  • Fresh lemon juice 2 lemons
  • Cavity stuffing sliced lemons, sliced onions, spring of rosemary


  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Add butter to a medium sized bowl.
  • Add in olive oil, rosemary, garlic and lemon zest.
  • Stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Generously season chicken with salt and pepper, including inside of the cavity.
  • Brush the butter mixture onto the chicken generously covering up all of the chicken.
  • Squeeze the juice of 2 lemons all over the chicken.
  • Stuff the chicken with lemon slices, rosemary and onions.
  • Tie together the legs if desired.
  • Place chicken in roasting pan.
  • Cook for 45 minutes and then baste.
  • Return to oven and cook for another 15 minutes or until golden. Lightly tent with foil if chicken is browning too quickly.
  • Let chicken cool for 15 minute before carving.
  • Enjoy


Use fresh ingredients for the best flavor.