If you’re short on time but craving a delicious and healthy meal, this quick and easy roasted chicken with lemon and herbs is perfect for you. With only a few ingredients and minimal prep time, you can have a flavorful and juicy chicken ready in under an hour.
- 1 whole chicken (about 4-5 lbs)
- 2 lemons, sliced
- 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, parsley), chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Remove giblets and excess fat from the chicken cavity and pat it dry with paper towels.
- In a small bowl, mix together minced garlic, chopped herbs, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Spread the herb mixture all over the chicken, both under the skin and on top.
- Place lemon slices under the skin and on top of the chicken.
- Tie the legs together with kitchen twine and tuck the wing tips under the bird.
- Place the chicken on a roasting pan or a baking dish, and roast in the oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh reads 165°F (75°C).
- Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before carving and serving.
Enjoy your delicious and quick roasted chicken with lemon and herbs! This recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner, or for meal prepping for the week ahead. The lemon and herbs add brightness and flavor to the chicken, and the roasted garlic infuses the meat with a rich and savory taste. Serve it with your favorite veggies or a side salad for a complete meal.
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