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This lemon butter roast chicken is great for family dinners. Making a whole roast chicken is cost effective & perfect for meal planning for the entire week!

Butter Lemon Roasted Chicken

This lemon butter roast chicken is great for family dinners. Making a whole roast chicken is cost effective & perfect for meal planning for the entire week!

Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 5-6 pound chicken - innards removed - room temperature
  • 1 head of garlic - halved one half minced, one half cloves
  • 3 large lemons
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter - softened
  • 2 tablespoons thyme
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs - one minced
  • Pink Himalayan salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Mix butter, garlic, thyme, minced rosemary, juice of two lemons, salt and pepper.
  3. Pat the chicken dry and rub half of the butter mixture under the skin.
  4. Pour remaining mixture over the chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Slice remaining lemon and stuff the chicken with the lemon, garlic cloves, and rosemary sprigs.
  6. Place chicken on a roasting pan over a melody of vegetables. Optional: Coat vegetables with coconut oil. (onions, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, or whatever other veggie you like!)
  7. Roast for 30 minutes then reduce heat to 350 degrees F. Baste chicken and vegetables with juices.
  8. Roast additional 20-25 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.