Easy Lemon Herb Roast Chicken Recipe

Easy Lemon Herb Roast Chicken

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Easy Lemon Herb Roast Chicken Recipe
Recipe type: Main Entree - Chicken
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Serves: 6
An easy and delicious dinner that will please your entire family.
  • One whole chicken (~3 pounds)
  • 2 tsp Club House Italiano One-Step Seasoning (or Italian seasoning)
  • ½ tsp seasoning salt
  • ½ tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 lemons, squeezed. Don't discard lemon. (or 4 Tbsp lemon juice)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash chicken thoroughly & remove any feathers that may still be hanging around. Dry with paper towels.
  3. Mix herbs together in a small bowl.
  4. Add olive oil and lemon juice.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Place chicken in a roaster. Stuff lemon halves (after squeezing the juice out) into the chicken cavity.
  7. Brush onto chicken. Cut a slit in the chicken skin over each of the breasts. Pour lemon herb mixture under the skin.
  8. Coat the entire chicken.
  9. Bake for 2 hours or until the chicken reaches 150 degrees in the thickest part of the thigh (not near the bone).
My chicken wasn't quite thawed so 2 hours was not enough (plus we didn't look up where to put the temp probe in so it falsely said it was done). I ended up chopping the chicken up and putting it back in the oven to finish.



  1. says

    Always loved herb chicken and lemon is a favourite too, so going to try this.

    You mention not to discard the lemons after juicing, but don’t say what to do with them. I’m assuming you cut into chunks & stuff inside the chicken before roasting?

  2. says

    Oh now I’m craving chicken! Love your recipes… I think cooking advice from a busy mompreneur is the best cooking advice!!

  3. says

    Nom Nom Nom … sounds mouth-watering. I’m always intimidated by roasting an entire chicken. Truthfully, I’ve never roasted a whole chicken. Can you believe that? LOL. I shall print this off and try it out for my family. Sounds delish.

    • says

      I would never roast a chicken for the longest either. Other than making sure it is done, roasting chicken is one of the easiest meals ever.

    • Susan says

      Nom nom nom is right, sounds good heh?! I don’t think I have ever cooked a whole chicken either! : O

  4. says

    this sounds delicious and so easy! I love that it is a prepare it and leave it, I could get so much done with a dinner like this! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. says

    Yum! Love lemon chicken. I’ve yet to cook one properly though. Raw chicken is never welcome at our house yet I keep repeating that mistake. Me + oven probe = error every time. :)

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