Roast Chicken with Lemon & Thyme

Published on July 31, 2013 By Lauren

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What makes a great roast chicken?  Juicy meat?  Check.  Crispy Skin?  Check.  Rich flavor? Check.  No leftovers?  Check – I guarantee there will be no leftovers when you make this roasted chicken for your family or guests.

Oh – one more item to check off… Cheap and easy?  Check and check.


roast chicken

Roast Chicken with Lemon & Thyme

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Lauren Greutman


  • 1 whole raosting chicken about 4-5 lbs.
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 medium onion quartered
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme


  • Rinse the chicken and remove giblets.
  • Scrape some zest from the lemons.
  • Mix salt, pepper, lemon zest and thyme in a bowl with the butter and rub all over the chicken.
  • Slice the lemons and the onion in half and squeeze one of the lemons over the chicken.
  • Place the lemons and onions inside the bird.
  • Bake at 400 for an hour and a half or until done.

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