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Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken

Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken is a delicious easy to make meal. The chicken is roasted to perfection with fresh thyme, oregano, rosemary, lemon zest, garlic, and lemon. The chicken is so juicy and flavorful. You can pair this dish with salad, veggies, mash potatoes, rice, or your favorite side dish.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Calories 339 kcal


  • 2 lbs chicken thighs & legs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest grated
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Pat chicken dry, place chicken in a large ziploc bag, add two tablespoons of oil, add salt and pepper, close the bag, and mix well.
  3. Place chicken on a baking sheet, skin side up.
  4. Mix the fresh herbs, lemon zest, and sprinkle on top of chicken.
  5. Slice the top of the heads of garlic and place the whole heads of garlic on the baking sheet between the chicken.
  6. Place the slices of lemon in between the chicken.
  7. Drizzle the heads of garlic with the remaining oil.
  8. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until the inside of the chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Recipe Notes

- Placing the chicken in a Ziploc bag allows you to coat the chicken better with less oil. - Do not place the lemon on top of the chicken because it will prevent the skin from getting crispy. - Any oil will work, I prefer avocado oil, but that’s my preference.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 264mg8%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 23.6mg29%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.