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Rustic Herb Roasted Chicken


  • 1 (3 to 4 lb.) whole chicken, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

1 hour



This succulent herb-roasted chicken seasoned with lemon, garlic and fresh herbs will fill the entire house with a rich, comforting aroma as it slowly roasts in the oven. Allow the chicken to rest prior to carving to ensure that all the succulent juices remain in the meat and not on your cutting board.

Why Try? Fresh herbs, lemon and garlic take plain roasted chicken to a new flavor destination.

Foodie Byte: Lemon garlic herb seasoning also tastes great rubbed on bone-in, skin-on turkey breasts prior to roasting.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine garlic, thyme, rosemary, parsley, salt, pepper, lemon zest, and olive oil in bowl; mix to paste-like consistency; rub evenly over chicken.
  3. Stuff lemon halves, rosemary sprigs and thyme sprigs inside the cavity. Tie legs together with kitchen twine (optional); arrange chicken in oiled roasting pan.
  4. Roast for 45 to 60 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the thigh registers 160°F and juices run clear.

Nutritional Information

Calories 855, Carbohydrates 0.9g, Cholesterol 255mg, Fat 65g, Fat Calories 581, Fiber 0.38g, Protein 63g, Saturated Fat 17g, Sodium 719mg. Daily Values: Calcium 46.24mg 5%, Phos 503.07mg 50%, Copper 0.18mg 9%, Zinc 4.49mg 30%, Panto 3.12mg 31%, Biotin 0.01mcg 3%, Magnesium 70.38mg 18%, Iron 3.34mg 19%, Vitamin B6 61%, Vitamin C 16%, Vitamin B12 18%, Vitamin D 9%, Vit E-a-Toco 10%, Vitamin A 12%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.