Roasted Chicken with Lemon Rosemary and Garlic

Your home will be filled with the amazing aroma of garlic and rosemary when you make this dish.  And because the chicken has been marinating all day, it is incredibly tender, juicy and flavorful.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 1 hour, plus marinating time
Yield: serves 8


1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
8 slices of lemon
8 cloves of garlic, smashed
1 tablespoon of chopped rosemary
Juice from one lemon
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste


1.  Place chicken in a baking dish, skin side up.  Place one slice of lemon and one clove of garlic on the top of each piece.  Sprinkle with rosemary and salt and pepper.  Drizzle everything with the lemon juice and olive oil.

2.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

3.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Bake for 50 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. (180 degrees in the thigh meat, and 165 in the breast.)