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.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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).

Nutrition Facts

546 calories; 34.5 g total fat; 205 mg cholesterol; 347 mg sodium. 5.4 g carbohydrates; 52 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2014
Delicious! I used all bone-in breasts and 2 chicken legs for the little guy. These came out very moist and tender. I didn't have fresh rosemary so I used some dried. This also made great pan juices. The only thing I would do differently next time would be to use an extra lemon to squeeze the juice on the chicken before baking to get a better lemon flavor. Made a great dinner tonight...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2015
Nothing wrong with these ingredients! Unfortunately just tossing some rosemary on to the chicken did nothing to flavor it. The lemon came through nicely but the sprigs of rosemary simply dried up and blackened. I love fresh rosemary with chicken and perhaps chopping up the leaves and marinating with the rosemary garlic and lemon would build the flavor I'm looking for. I'm also thinking that using these ingredients in a compound butter and then rubbing under the skin would be an awesome way to infuse more flavor. Read More
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79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2014
Delicious! I used all bone-in breasts and 2 chicken legs for the little guy. These came out very moist and tender. I didn't have fresh rosemary so I used some dried. This also made great pan juices. The only thing I would do differently next time would be to use an extra lemon to squeeze the juice on the chicken before baking to get a better lemon flavor. Made a great dinner tonight...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2015
Nothing wrong with these ingredients! Unfortunately just tossing some rosemary on to the chicken did nothing to flavor it. The lemon came through nicely but the sprigs of rosemary simply dried up and blackened. I love fresh rosemary with chicken and perhaps chopping up the leaves and marinating with the rosemary garlic and lemon would build the flavor I'm looking for. I'm also thinking that using these ingredients in a compound butter and then rubbing under the skin would be an awesome way to infuse more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2014
Delicious! I used all bone-in breasts and 2 chicken legs for the little guy. These came out very moist and tender. I didn't have fresh rosemary so I used some dried. This also made great pan juices. The only thing I would do differently next time would be to use an extra lemon to squeeze the juice on the chicken before baking to get a better lemon flavor. Made a great dinner tonight...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2014
I just made this today. I used bone-in chicken breasts and dried instead of fresh rosemary since I had none. I stopped the cooking at 40 minutes since breasts have a tendency to over-bake and dry. It came out delicious: tender juicy and very flavorful! This is a prime example of recipes that I love-quick easy simple ingredients and tasty results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2015
Great recipe! Made it for a graduation feast back in High School for my club. Scaled the recipe up to accommodate about 60 people and I used whole chickens sectioned had a light layer of olive oil to the bottom of the pan and applied the rosemary lightly all over And very finely minced the Garic and layered the lemon slices evenly on top as well as the onion slices. I also included carrot and celery with it and it turned out great Amazing flavor and if you cover it and roast it in a convection oven it melts in your mouth definitely recommend this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2017
The whole family loved this (husband and toddler included). I agree with other reviewers to keep the chicken skin side up for crispness and to season under the skin. I increased the salt to help give the chicken more flavor. Also I added cut up new/red potatoes and quartered Brussels sprouts. This will definitely go in the meal rotation! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2014
Quick question....I already know this recipe will taste great but am wondering what to do with the garlic cloves. Are they left whole or crushed etc? I could do it the way I think it should be but would like to make it the way it was intended. Thanks for the help! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2015
Yum! Used two large bone in chicken breasts. I added a little white wine to mixture. Cooked in convection oven at 425 for 40 minutes turned off oven and left in for 5ish minutes to keep warm while I made rice and broccoli and the chicken was perfectly done. Next time I'll make a gravy from that delish pan juice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2014
Quick and easy. I used garlic infused olive oil. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2017
This was awesome - followed the recipe exactly; it was so delicious! I made it with both thighs and boneless chicken breast. Both were good but next time I would make it with just the breasts - we found that it absorbed more of the flavors better than the thighs. As an added bonus the house smelled wonderful while this was cooking. This is a keeper. Read More
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