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Peggy Korody North San Diego Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Lemon Garlic Chicken

Written By: Peggy Korody - Feb• 26•12

Lemon Garlic Chicken

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 1 hour, 15 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 30 minutes
By author Peggy Korody, RD, CLT
Roasted chicken, healthy, quick and easy.


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 chicken halves
  • lemon juice, fresh


I like to serve this with roasted potatoes and asparagus.


Step 1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Step 2
Grate the lemon zest into a small bowl. Combine with the butter, garlic clove, and salt and pepper to taste. Mash with a fork to make a smooth paste.
Step 3
Place the chicken skin side up on a roasting pan with a rack. Run you fingers under the breast and thighs to loosen the skin. Spread the butter mixture under the skin as evenly as possible.
Step 4
Half the lemon and squeeze the juice of one-half over the chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 5
Place pan in oven and roast for 1 1/2 hours, or until a thermometer registers 165 degrees.
Step 6
Serve the chicken with lemon quarters for squeezing on top.

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