Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

Number of Servings: 4 (425g)
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook 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

4 servings per container

Serving Size 425g

Amount per serving
Calories 430
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 248mg 83%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 0g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 78g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 74.3mg 6%
Iron 1.9mg 10%
Potassium 1270mg 25%
Vitamin A 32.4mcg 4%
Vitamin C 63.6mcg 70%
Vitamin E 2.1mg 15%
Vitamin K 0.1mcg 0%
Thiamin 0.4mg 35%
Riboflavin 0.6mg 45%
Niacin 48.9mg 310%
Vitamin B6 2.9mg 170%
Folate 36.8mcg 9%
Vitamin B12 0.7mcg 30%
Biotin 0.4mcg 0%
Chloride 4.1mg 0%
Pantothenate 5.3mg 100%
Phosphorus 742.7mg 60%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 106.2mg 25%
Zinc 2.4mg 20%
Selenium 78.1mcg 140%
Copper 0.4mg 35%
Manganese 0.1mg 4%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
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 Breast, Lemon, Garlic, Rosemary.

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