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


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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
of a lemon

How to Make Lemon Roasted Chicken


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