Simple Roast Chicken With Garlic And Lemon Recipe

Are you ready to cook a chicken like a pro? This recipe for Simple Roast Chicken with Garlic and Lemon says to heat up the oven, get the garlic, and coat the chicken.


– 1 (4- to 5-pound) chicken – 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter – 4 large cloves garlic, minced – 1 lemon, halved – 3 sprigs fresh rosemary


Warm the oven up to 450oF and put the rack in the middle.

Step 1

Remove the chicken's giblets and internal fat. Then thoroughly rinse and dry the chicken. Dry chicken skin crisps better. Cook the chicken in a cast iron pot, roast, or bake.

Step 2

Heat butter and garlic in a small pot on medium-low.  Cover chicken with garlic butter. Salt & pepper chicken inside and exterior. Put rosemary and lemon halves in the hole.

Step 3

Connect legs using kitchen twine. (A simple loop around each leg and tie in the middle works.)

Step 4

Baste the chicken every 15 minutes for an hour by tilting the pan and spooning the juices onto the bird. Continue until internal temperature reaches 165ºF. 

Step 5

(Set the meat thermometer into the breast without touching the bone for the most accurate reading.) Flip the pan every time you baste the chicken to cook it evenly

Step 6

Remove the chicken from the oven and place on a chopping board. Rest the chicken for 10 minutes before chopping and serving.

Step 7


– Calories: 458kcal,  – Carbohydrates: 3g,  – Protein: 30g,  – Fat: 35g,  – Saturated Fat: 14g,  – Cholesterol: 150mg,  – Sodium: 115mg,  – Potassium: 352mg,  – Vitamin A: 595IU,  – Vitamin C: 17.8mg,  – Calcium: 33mg,  – Iron: 1.7mg

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