Lemon Pepper Rosemary Chicken Recipe by Jamie Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 100 MINUTES

4 ratings
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  • 1 (3 1/2 lb) roasting chicken
  • 4 stems fresh rosemary, divided
  • 2 heads garlic, halved (1 for roasting, 1 for stuffing the chicken)
  • 2 lemons, 1 halved, 1 sliced for garnish
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning, divided
  • small section butcher's twine, for tying legs
  • 1 loaf French bread, (or ciabatta bread)
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt inside cavity of chicken. Stuff the lemon halves, 1 head of garlic, halved and one stem of rosemary inside cavity.

Step 2

Being careful not to tear the skin, gently separate skin from breast meat and stuff two sprigs of rosemary under the skin. Rub the entire bird with the softened butter. Sprinkle evenly with the lemon pepper seasoning.

Step 3

Tie legs of bird together using butcher’s twine. Tuck wings under bird.

Step 4

Cut the tops off of some garlic heads, drizzle with olive oil and toss in the roasting pan with your chicken. Never miss the chance to have roasted garlic.

Step 5

Place in a shallow roasting pan (breast side up) and bake until internal temp reaches 165º and juices run clear, about 1 1/2 hours. Let rest before serving.

Step 6

Onto ciabatta bread, add a spread of roasted garlic paste from roasting pan.

Step 7

Garnish with lemon slices placed on the breast of the chicken with rosemary tucked in between.

Lemon Pepper Rosemary Chicken


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4 Reviews

Nila 10/3/2014
Really enjoy the

Really enjoy the show engaging family is so much fun. The dish was out of this world good. Thank you for connecting with your fans.

Terri 10/3/2014
Loved the recipe

Loved the recipe! If you were having guests, you could easily cook two or three hens in the oven at the same time. Loved the show with the whole family and I loved their prayers before dinner! Awesome family! :)

Donna 10/2/2014
Cute Show! Loved

Cute Show! Loved it!

Anne 10/2/2014
looks fantastic,

looks fantastic, my rating is on how good they have made it look, I now HAVE to try it! my next comment will be how much fun my family had cooking and eating the bird! Till then y'all, good eats!

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