Keto Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

Keto Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

Roasted chicken is a classic dish that never fails to satisfy. This keto-friendly version is bursting with fresh flavors from zesty lemon and aromatic herbs. With its tender and juicy meat, this recipe is perfect for a hearty and healthy meal. Whether you're following a keto diet or simply looking for a delicious chicken recipe, this Keto Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken is sure to impress.

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
10 mins 50 mins 1 hr 4 servings


  • 1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds)
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • Special notes: Feel free to adjust the amount of herbs and lemon juice according to your taste preferences.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Rinse the whole chicken under cold water and pat it dry with paper towels.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, chopped rosemary, chopped thyme, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create a flavorful marinade.
  4. Place the chicken in a roasting pan or a baking dish. Rub the marinade all over the chicken, making sure to coat it evenly.
  5. Stuff the cavity of the chicken with the sliced lemons, distributing them evenly.
  6. Tie the chicken legs together with kitchen twine to help keep its shape during roasting.
  7. Place the roasting pan or baking dish in the preheated oven and roast the chicken for about 50 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). To ensure accurate measurement, insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken without touching the bone.
  8. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove it from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes before carving.
  9. Carve the roasted chicken into desired portions and serve hot.

Serving Suggestions

  • This Keto Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken pairs well with a side of roasted vegetables, such as broccoli or cauliflower.
  • Serve it alongside a fresh green salad for a light and refreshing meal.
  • This dish is perfect for family dinners, gatherings, and even meal prep for the week ahead.

Enjoy the succulent flavors of this Keto Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken. It's a satisfying and healthy option that will surely become a favorite in your recipe collection.

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