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Lemon Pepper Roast Chicken

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Quick Facts

Servings: 5
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 15 min.
Total: 1 hr. 35 min.
Angie McGowan
A simple, no-fail way to roast a whole chicken.


  • 2 lb roasting chicken
  • 2 large lemons (or 4 small lemons)
  • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1 pinch onion powder, or to taste
  • 1 pinch kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 pinch freshly cracked black pepper, or to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Clean chicken and pat dry. If you have the time, put the chicken in the refrigerator for a few hours to continue to let the skin dry.
  • Slice the lemons into wedges. Sprinkle the chicken all over, including the cavity, with garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, and lots of freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Fill the cavity of the chicken with the lemon wedges and place a few wedges on top.
  • Roast uncovered until the internal temperature of the chicken's breast is 160F.
  • Remove the chicken and cover with aluminum foil for at least 15 minutes before carving. Allow internal temperature to raise to 165F. Serve with a fresh salad and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 402
  Calories from Fat 260 (65%)
(44%)Total Fat 29g
(41%)Saturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
(44%)Cholesterol 132mg
(8%)Sodium 181mg
(12%)Potassium 422mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(63%)Protein 32g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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