Lemon-Pepper Roast Chicken


This veggie-stuffed roast chicken has all the flavor of savory lemon-pepper and garlic. A recipe that consists of everyday ingredients. A meal big enough to feed an entire family.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
12 servings


  • 4 tablespoons lemon-pepper seasoning

  • 3 tablespoons garlic salt

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 lemons

  • 2 (3 1/2) pound frozen whole chickens - thawed, rinsed, and dried

  • 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped

  • 6 large green onions, green parts only, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled

  • cooking string


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine lemon-pepper, garlic salt, black pepper, thyme, and salt in a bowl. Set aside. Slice 2 lemons into rounds for stuffing; reserve 1 for juice.

  3. Place both chickens in a roasting pan, not touching. Squeeze 1 lemon over both chickens, making sure juice coats evenly. Split sliced lemons, celery, green onions, and garlic in half and stuff each chicken. Use cooking string to tie legs together, making sure legs are facing up. Pat dry rub all over chickens.

  4. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Rotate the pan and baste chicken with juices. Continue to bake, basting often, for 50 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and continue to baste and bake until juices run clear and chickens are no longer pink in the centers, about 40 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
10g Fat
6g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 2135mg 93%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 25mg 123%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 458mg 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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