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Lemon Roasted Chicken

This simple recipe makes a delicious, juicy chicken lightly infused with the flavour of roasted lemon.
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 1 hour


1 whole chicken
1 lemon, cut in half
¼ cup sea salt, coarse
4 cloves garlic, chopped

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Remove giblets, neck and string from chicken (if any). Place chicken on roasting pan.

  2. Mix salt and garlic together in small bowl. Squeeze a little lemon juice all over the chicken. Rub salt and garlic mixture all over the chicken.

  3. Place lemon halves inside the biggest cavity and roast in the oven at 350°F (175°C) until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 180°F (82°C) and the skin is crispy.

Nutrition Info

Per 260 g serving Amount
Protein43 g
Fat40 g
Saturated Fat11 g
Carbohydrate1 g
Cholesterol180 mg
Sodium2570 mg
Per 260 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A6
Vitamin C6
Vitamin B646
Vitamin B1239