Quick Roasted Chicken

This is the perfect main dish to serve a smaller crowd. Roasting the chicken with this method produces juicy meat and crispy skin.

5 from 1 vote
Quick Roasted Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Resting Time
10 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 434 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • Gluten-free nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 3-4 pound whole chicken
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 large lemons cut into quarters
  • 1 head of garlic broken into cloves and peeled
  1. Let the chicken sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before roasting. Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray.
  2. Remove any gizzards and the tail bone from the chicken (discard or save for another use). Rinse and dry the chicken very well. Season the cavity and skin of the chicken generously with salt and pepper. Stuff 4 lemon quarters into the cavity of the chicken (don’t over-stuff) and place in the roasting pan. Scatter the remaining lemon quarters and the garlic cloves around the chicken. Roast for 40-45 minutes or until the skin is golden brown and the juices run clear. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

  3. Serve on a platter with the lemon quarters and garlic cloves. (The garlic becomes soft and sweet and is lovely spread on the chicken while eating.)
Nutrition Facts
Quick Roasted Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Potassium 471mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 5.7%
Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 12.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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