Lemon Chicken Whole Baked 2-in-1 Recipe!

Lemon chicken is an excellent alternative to an ordered food with unpredictable taste, especially on those days when you are visited by a total laziness.

Bake a whole chicken before you go to a party, or when you know that the next day you will not be able to cook anything.

lemon chicken

Choose one of these two delicious recipes. Better yet, prepare the first one, then the second!


Lemon Chicken with Crispy Skin

This chicken is cooked very simply and without any marinades!

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  • Whole Chicken – 1 pcs.
  • Rosemary – 3 sprigs.
  • Thyme – 5 branches.
  • Garlic – 1 head.
  • Lemon – 2 pcs.
  • Olive oil – 2-3 tbsp.
  • Salt – pinch
  • Ground Black Pepper – pinch

Lemon Chicken with Crispy Skin – Preparation:

  • Wash the whole chicken and wipe dry with towels.
  • Cut one lemon in slices.

Lemon slices and thyme branches

  • Don’t peel garlic, cut the whole head in half across.
  • Put into the chicken lemon slices, half of garlic, half of rosemary and half of thyme.

Chicken olive oil garlic thyme rosemary - ready for baking

  • Put the chicken on a baking sheet and pour it with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, remaining rosemary and thyme. Place the second half of garlic on a baking dish near the chicken.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 ° C and send the chicken there for 1.5 hours
  • Cut the second lemon into circles. For 20-30 minutes before the end of chicken baking spread the circles of lemon around the chicken.

Oven baked crispy skin lemon chicken

Backed crispy skin chicken with lemon garlic thyme rosemary


Lemon Chicken with Golden Crust

This recipe allows you to cook an amazingly juicy chicken with a golden crust.

lemon chicken


  • Whole chicken – 1 pcs.
  • Lemon – 1 pcs.
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Dry curry – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt  – a pinch
  • Ground Black Pepper – a pinch
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Thyme – 2 sprigs
  • Butter – 1 tsp.
  • Olive oil – 2-3 tbsp.

Lemon Chicken with Golden Crust – Preparation:

  • Mix together olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, chopped garlic and thyme.
  • Put the chicken in the marinade and carefully rub it with the marinade. Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Take the chicken from the marinade and stuff it with thyme with garlic and lemon zest.
  • After stuffing, plug the chicken with a half of lemon.
  • Rub the dry curry from all sides of the chicken and put it in the baking dish, which is oiled with butter.
  • Put the chicken in the oven for 35-37 minutes at 190 ° C.

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  • Turn it over during baking twice.
  • You can wrap chicken wings and legs in a foil, so they do not become over dried.

lemon chicken

To such kind of chicken, a salad or fresh vegetables will be a perfect garnish.

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