Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken

An easy roast chicken for any occasion! Great lemon, pepper, and herb flavor.


  • 1 whole fryer chicken, about 3 lbs
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon, cut into two halves
  • 4 whole garlic cloves
  • Fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. If your chicken has the giblets still inside, remove them and discard or set aside for another use. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, making sure to get inside as well.
  2. Rub your chicken with olive oil, and then with salt and pepper. Then stuff the lemon halves, garlic cloves, and parsley inside the cavity. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine for better shape and more even cooking.
  3. Place chicken breast side up in an oven safe pan. Roast in the oven for approximately 1 hour. The chicken is done when a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees.
  4. Let it rest for about 10-15 minutes before carving.