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Lemon rosemary roasted chicken

Lemon rosemary roasted chicken

Paleo, dairy free and gluten free lemon roasted chicken, delicious and succulent!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 477kcal
Author Charla


  • 4 lbs organic chicken washed and dried (I used salt and lime)
  • 3 Zest of 3 lemons
  • 1 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 3 Large sprigs of rosemary chopped
  • ½ Cup of dairy free butter melted (see post for my recipe)
  • 5 Cloves of garlic minced
  • Cavity stuffing 1-2 lemon(s, 6 garlic cloves, 1 large onion, chopped, 2 rosemary sprigs)


  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of himalayan pink salt
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of black pepper


  • preheat the oven on 425f (gas mark 7)
  • Start by grating the three lemons in order to extract the zest.
  • Add the garlic, olive oil and chopped rosemary to the melted butter and stir.
  • Mix the pink salt and black pepper together and begin to apply the seasoning to the exterior of the chicken, be generous and really massage the salt and pepper into the skin. Be sure to work your way inside the cavity too.
  • Brush the butter inside and outside of the chicken.
  • Stuff the cavity with the garlic cloves, lemon(s) onion and rosemary.
  • Squeeze the juice of the lemon over the entire chicken.
  • Tie the legs together with a piece of roll up foil or string (most birds are sold tied, so reuse the string).
  • Place the big bird onto a foiled wrapped roasting tin.
  • Roast in the oven for an hour, about 45 minutes into the cooking process. Take the chicken out of the oven and baste thoroughly.
  • Return to oven and cook for a further 15 minutes.
  • Once cooked, set aside and serve with potatoes and vegetables.


place foil inside the roasting tin to prevent sticking
Ensure to baste the chicken for flavours to fully permeate.
Use the remaindering extract from the cooked chicken as gravy when serving.
I recommend using my dairy free butter recipe, however feel free to use alternative.
Fresh rosemary is highly recommended to a more pungent aroma,


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1382mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 203IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg