Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

Number of Servings: 6 (189 g)
Active Time: 5 min.
Total Time: 35 min.
Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

Traditional, simple, and delicious, this recipe uses a classic poultry cooking technique called spatchcocking, or butterflying, to open the chicken up. It’s a good technique to learn, because it lets you roast a whole chicken in under an hour!

Tip: While the chicken is cooking, roast a pan of your favorite veggies on the lower rack to make the best use of the hot oven.


  • 1 (3 lb.) chicken
  • 3 lemons, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Using kitchen shears, butterfly the chicken by cutting along either side of the backbone and removing the bone. Place the chicken breast side up and press down firmly (you may hear a snap) until it lies flat. Place it in a baking pan, breast side up.
  2. Thinly slice 2 lemons. Lift the skin up from the breast and work half of the lemon slices under the skin along the breast meat, along with the garlic and rosemary. Lay the remaining lemon slices on top of the chicken.
  3. Slice the remaining lemon in half. Squeeze the juice of both halves over the chicken.
  4. Roast the chicken for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 400ºF and continue roasting until internal temperature of the thickest part of the breast reaches a minimum of 165ºF (30-35 minutes).
  5. Tent with foil and let rest 5-10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 189 g

Amount per serving
Calories 275
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.5g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 11%
Total Sugars 0g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 40g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Calcium 56.7mg 4%
Iron 1.9mg 10%
Potassium 415mg 8%
Vitamin A 38.2mcg 4%
Vitamin C 42.4mg 45%
Vitamin E 0.5mg 0%
Vitamin K 0.4mcg 0%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 24.5mg 150%
Vitamin B6 0.8mg 45%
Folate 9.4mcg 2%
Vitamin B12 0.4mcg 15%
Biotin 0.3mcg 0%
Chloride 2.7mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.4mg 20%
Phosphorus 295.1mg 25%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 43mg 10%
Zinc 1.4mg 10%
Selenium 33mcg 60%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.1mg 4%
Chromium 0.8mcg 2%
Molybdenum 0mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Chicken, Lemon, Garlic, Rosemary.

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