Yield: 6 servings

Garlic Herb Roasted Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Garlic Herb Roasted Chicken is a juicy, moist, flavorful main dish that the whole family will love! Skip the grocery store rotisserie chicken and make something homemade that tastes even better.


  • 4-5 pound whole roasting chicken
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lemon, halved


    1. In a small bowl combine butter, rosemary, thyme, parsley, garlic, salt pepper, and the juice from half of a lemon. 
    2. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel. Rub butter mixture all over chicken to coat. Place lemon half and any remaining fresh herbs in the cavity of the chicken. 
    3. In a 375 degree oven, cook the chicken for 20-25 minutes per pound or until an instant read thermometer registers 165 degrees.  Let rest for 15 minutes before carving. 


I tied the chicken legs with cooking twine. This is completely optional.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 977Total Fat: 59gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 353mgSodium: 548mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 104g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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