Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary


I'm always looking for really simple-but-delicious chicken recipes. My friend and colleague Paul Grimes, who is an amazing cook (and a food stylist to boot), gave me this one. Perfect for regular weeknight meals or when company comes.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 roasted chicken


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces

  • 1 onion, cut into wedges

  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • 8 cloves garlic

  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Combine chicken, onion, lemon slices, garlic, and rosemary together in a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt and black pepper over the chicken mixture; toss to coat. Spread chicken mixture out in the bottom of a baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 45 to 50 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh, near the bone, should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

    a sheet pan with roasted chicken breast with lemon and rosemary
    Allrecipes Magazine


The magazine version of this recipe roasts the chicken for 35 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

546 Calories
35g Fat
5g Carbs
52g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 546
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 205mg 68%
Sodium 347mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 52g
Vitamin C 18mg 91%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 481mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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