Roast Chicken

fully cooked chicken roast overhead view

Roast Chicken Recipe

The Roast Chicken Recipe is the perfect solution for busy individuals who want to enjoy a satisfying and nutritious meal. This recipe features a succulent whole chicken marinated in a blend of aromatic spices and lemon juice, creating a delicious and juicy dish. The combination of the herbs, spices, and lemon provides a burst of flavor that will tantalize your taste buds. This recipe is also a low-fat, high-protein meal that will provide you with plenty of energy to tackle your busy day. So, whether you're looking for a quick and easy dinner or a flavorful dish to impress your guests, this Roast Chicken Recipe is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep
Cuisine American, British
Servings6 servings
Calories (per serving)458.42 kcal



  • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Rinse the chicken inside and out and pat it dry with paper towels.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried thyme, dried rosemary, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the chicken in a roasting pan and rub the marinade all over the chicken, including inside the cavity.
  • Arrange the lemon quarters inside the chicken cavity.
  • Roast the chicken for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) when measured in the thickest part of the chicken.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 458.42kcalCarbohydrates: 1.49gProtein: 33.99gFat: 34.47gSaturated Fat: 8.82gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6.66gMonounsaturated Fat: 16.45gTrans Fat: 0.18gCholesterol: 136.08mgSodium: 225.02mgPotassium: 373.51mgFiber: 0.44gSugar: 0.21gVitamin A: 596.97IUVitamin B1: 0.12mgVitamin B2: 0.23mgVitamin B3: 12.44mgVitamin B5: 1.68mgVitamin B6: 0.67mgVitamin B12: 0.56µgVitamin C: 5.5mgVitamin D: 0.36µgVitamin E: 1.78mgVitamin K: 13.35µgCalcium: 31.73mgCopper: 0.1mgFolate: 13.29µgIron: 2.27mgManganese: 0.11mgMagnesium: 39.1mgPhosphorus: 272.32mgSelenium: 26.41µgZinc: 2.45mgNet Carbohydrates: 1.05g
Read more nutritional information values.

Data source: USDA

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!