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Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken - the best tasting oven baked chicken with few simple ingredients | @littlebroken

Roasted Lemon and Rosemary Chicken

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  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: Italian


Roasted lemon chicken with rosemary and garlic is perfect for a weeknight dinner! It comes together so quickly and insanely flavored with only few simple ingredients.


  • 2 1/2 pounds bone-in, skin on chicken thighs and drumsticks, pat dried with paper towel
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh minced rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon zest (from about 4 lemons)
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine olive oil, rosemary, lemon zest, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add chicken and toss, throughly coating with the mixture.
  3. Arrange the chicken skin side down on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, then flip and continue baking for additional 25-30 minutes until completely cooked through. The skin should be golden brown when finished baking.


  • This recipe works great with other cuts of chicken. See post for recommended baking times.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 488
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 929.7 mg
  • Fat: 38.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 31.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 185.5 mg