clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon


5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

  • Author: Chefjar
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 4-6


A skillet Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken is juicy, tender inside and crispy on the outside.


  • Whole chicken (giblets & neck removed)-1 .5 kg /3.3 pound
  • Garlic cloves ( cut into slivers)- 6
  • Olive oil- 1/2 cup
  • Chicken broth/stock-1/2 cup
  • Italian seasoning- 1 tsp.
  • Lemon (halved)-1
  • Dried rosemary - 1 tsp.
  • Salt for seasoning chicken
  • Ground black pepper- 1/2 tsp. or to taste
  • Red onion ( quartered)-1
  • Head of garlic ( roughly peeled & cut horizontally through the middle crosswise)-1
  • ingredients-for-lemon-garlic-roast-chicken


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F/232°C.
  2. Remove giblets from inside of the cavity, trim any excess fat or leftover feathers and pat chicken dry all over with paper towel.
  3. Pierce chicken ( cut small slits) with a small sharp knife, about 12 slits, then push garlic slivers into the chicken, making sure they went inside of the chicken completely.
  4. In a medium bowl combine olive oil, chicken stock, Italian seasoning and juice of half of the lemon. Keep aside.
  5. Place chicken breast side up into the roasting pan/ skillet and season generously with salt and pepper. Sprinkle dried rosemary over the chicken.
  6. Stuff the chicken's cavity with the garlic head and the lemon halve. Truss the chicken (tie legs together with kitchen string).
  7. Pour the olive oil-lemon mixture over the chicken, arrange the onion quarters around it and season them with salt.
  8. Roast until chicken develops golden brown color, then reduce the temperature to 350°F/77°C. Roast and bast from time to time until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165˚F and juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a knife.
  9. how-to-make-lemon-garlic-roast-chicken
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes,for juices to redistribute evenly.
  11. Serve with pan juices.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Category: Chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: Italian