Lemon-Garlic Chicken

This simple main dish showcases the appeal of roasted chicken. With very little effort, you can turn out an amazing meal! Stuff the chicken with a few fragrant basics and roast it in a hot cast iron skillet for phenomenal results.

Serves: 6Prep: 20 minutesCook: 1 hour 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (3-4 lbs.)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 slices lemon
  • 2 onion wedges
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • Handful fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons Kroger® Olive Oil, divided

Directions

  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Rub butter under skin to coat meat. Rub chicken generously with salt and pepper. Stuff empty cavity with lemon, onion, garlic and parsley. Rub entire chicken with 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Place a large cast-iron skillet in oven to heat. When hot, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Return to oven 1 minute until hot; swirl to coat pan. Carefully place chicken in hot pan. Roast 1 hour until temperature of thickest part of thigh is 155°F. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes to bring temperature up to 165°F.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (3-4 lbs.)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 slices lemon
  • 2 onion wedges
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • Handful fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons Kroger® Olive Oil, divided

Directions

  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Rub butter under skin to coat meat. Rub chicken generously with salt and pepper. Stuff empty cavity with lemon, onion, garlic and parsley. Rub entire chicken with 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Place a large cast-iron skillet in oven to heat. When hot, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Return to oven 1 minute until hot; swirl to coat pan. Carefully place chicken in hot pan. Roast 1 hour until temperature of thickest part of thigh is 155°F. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes to bring temperature up to 165°F.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories440
Total Fat30g
Saturated Fat9g
Cholesterol130mg
Sodium1300mg
Total Carbohydrate2g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0.5g
Protein39g