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lemon thyme roasted chicken

Lemon Thyme Roasted Chicken

Author: Louisa Clements
4.2 from 5 votes
A delicious and juicy roast chicken perfect for Sunday night dinner.
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes
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  • 1 whole roasting chicken, about 3-4 lbs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 lemons, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, divided
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup water


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Brush chicken with olive oil and sprinkle all over (and inside the cavity) with dried thyme, salt, pepper.
  • Halve one lemon and stuff in the cavity of the chicken along with 2 cloves of garlic.
  • Slice the second lemon, and arrange lemon slices and remaining 3 cloves of garlic in a baking dish. Add white wine and water.
  • Place prepared chicken on top of lemons.
  • Cover chicken with foil and roast for 30 minutes. Remove foil, baste and cook uncovered for 45 minutes to an 1 hour or until chicken is fully cooked.


Recipe by Louisa Clements
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