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Ultimate Juicy Roasted Chicken Recipe

Ratings 5 from 1 votes
Cooking Method
Cuisine ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 120 min Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
Servings 4
Calories 190
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

This ultimate chicken dinner's secret is the stuffed cavity. Imagine the taste of a juicy roasted chicken stuffed with lemon, onions, garlic, and lemon grass. Then the bird is coated with salt, pepper, and melted butter and roasted to perfection. This outcome is to die for.

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    For the Roasted Chicken
  • 1 medium whole chicken about 1.2 kg
  • 1/2 medium onion, quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium stalks of lemon grass, bruised
  • 1/2 medium lemon, quartered
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 2 medium sprigs of thyme
  • For the Potatoes and Carrots
  • 2 large Potatoes, cut into large cubes
  • 2 large carrots, sliced into 3/4 inch sections
  1. Season the cavity of the chicken with half the salt and pepper. Add in the lemon, thyme, garlic, onion, and lemon grass.

    To bruise the lemon grass, I use a meat tenderizer. You can also use the blunt end of a knife. I also fold it into 3 sections to fit into the bird.
  2. Place on a wire rack. Brush the melted butter over the chicken and season with the remaining salt and pepper.

  3. Place in a 390 degree F 190 C preheated oven for 90 minutes.

  4. Slice, serve, and enjoy your ultimate roasted chicken recipe.

  5. For the Potatoes and Carrots
  6. Add the potatoes and carrots to the bottom of the baking rack. Drizzle some olive oil over the top and season with salt and pepper. Place into the bottom of a baking tray and cover with a wire rack.

  7. Place the top rack over the vegetables for the chicken.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3 oz

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3.2g16%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 179mg6%
Protein 20g40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


This is the perfect size bird to feed 4. You can, however, use a bigger bird and the same recipe if you wish.

If you have trouble finding the lemon grass, you can leave it out. It does, however, add a tremendous amount of flavour to the chicken.

You can also vary the amount of the rest of the ingredients according to your liking. 

Keywords: Roasted Chicken, Lemon Grass Chicken, Lemon Chicken, Chicken Dinner
David Hood
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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking!