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Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe with Herbs, Garlic and Lemon

This simple oven roasted chicken recipe will be a favorite with all the family. This herb, lemon and garlic roasted chicken always turns out moist and full of flavor. We are going to roast a whole chicken stuffed with lemon and garlic and doused with a lemon, garlic and herb blend.

Recipe Nutritional Profile: Diabetes Appropriate, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Healthy Weight, Heart Healthy, High Protein, Low Calories, Low Carbs, Low GI, Low Saturated Fat, Low Sodium, Good Source of: Vitamin B-6, Niacin, Phosphorus and Selenium.

Serves 4:

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: depends on the weight of the chicken and usually specified on the packaging. In our recipe the chicken is 1.3 kg (2.9 Lbs.) - 1 hour 35 min cooking time.

Total time: 1 hour 55 min.

Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe
Nutrition Facts
Per 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin B6    54% Niacin    105%
Phosphorus    43% Selenium    74%
Potassium    13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The information provided here is approximate and does not include: possible substitutions, optional ingredients and ingredients to taste. How did we calculate Recipe Guidelines?



1 x 1.3 kg (2.9 Lbs.) organic chicken, giblets removed;

2 tbsp. of fresh parsley, chopped;

1 tbsp. of dried marjoram;

5 garlic cloves pushed through the garlic press;

9 garlic cloves unpeeled squashed;

2 lemons;

1 tbsp of olive oil;

1 tsp. sea salt;

½ tsp freshly ground pepper.

How to Roast a Chicken:

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.
  • Rinse the chicken, then pat dry with a paper towel and place breast side up in the roasting pan.
  • Use a food processor or pestle and mortar to blend the parsley, marjoram, garlic, juice from one lemon, olive oil and seasoning together.
  • Cut the remaining lemon into 4 pieces.
  • Salt and pepper the cavity of the chicken, insert the lemon and squash the garlic into the cavity and truss the bird.
  • Rub the herb, garlic and lemon mixture onto the chicken skin.
  • Cover the roasting dish with foil.
Fresh Chicken
Fresh Prepared Chicken
Chicken Herb Dressing
Roast Chicken Ready for the Oven
  • Place the roasted pan with the chicken into a preheated oven and cook for 40 min before removing the foil. The cooking time depends on the weight of the poultry and is normaly specified on the packaging.
  • When it is ready, remove from the oven, and let it stand for 10 min before carving it.
  • Serve with steamed broccoli or other seasonal vegetables.

Nutrition facts provided for boneless and skinless chicken.

Author: Lana Soko

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