Lemon Roasted Chicken

Helene Mulvihill


Just playing around with seasonings and came up with this for dinner tonight. The family enjoyed it!


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


  • 3 to 4 lb
    roaster chicken
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 large
  • ·
    lemon pepper seasoning to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 sprig(s)
    fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp dried
  • ·
    for gravy
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    lemon pepper seasoning
  • ·
    pan drippings
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4
    of a lemon

How to Make Lemon Roasted Chicken


  1. remove giblets from chicken, wash and pat dry.
  2. salt inside of chicken. rub entire bird with olive oil and place in dutch oven or casserole dish.
  3. cut lemon into quarters, reserving 1 quarter for gravy.
  4. squeese 3 lemon quarters over chicken.
  5. inside bird place sprig of rosemary, garlic and the 3 squeezed lemon wedges.
  6. sprinkle lemon pepper and spices onto bird to taste.
  7. place into 350 degree oven for 2 to 3 hours, until thermometer in thigh shows 180 degrees.
  8. remove bird from pan and place on platter.
  9. strain drippings into fat seperating cup, discard fat and put remaining drippings into fry pan
  10. bring sauce to light boil.
  11. in cup put flour and water and mix with fork until lumps are gone.
  12. while stirring sauce, slowly pour flour and water mixture in. Add the lemon pepper seasonings, and squeeze the last lemon quarter in, mix well. cook for 2 or 3 minutes, until sauce is thickened. turn off heat and move pan to cool surface. stir in cream.

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About Lemon Roasted Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken, Roasts
Hashtags: #lemon, #roasted

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