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Quick Roasted Chicken

This is the perfect main dish to serve a smaller crowd. Roasting the chicken with this method produces juicy meat and crispy skin.

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Quick Roasted Chicken

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 434kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Gluten-free nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 3-4 pound whole chicken
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 large lemons cut into quarters
  • 1 head of garlic broken into cloves and peeled


  • Let the chicken sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before roasting. Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray.
  • Remove any gizzards and the tail bone from the chicken (discard or save for another use). Rinse and dry the chicken very well. Season the cavity and skin of the chicken generously with salt and pepper. Stuff 4 lemon quarters into the cavity of the chicken (don’t over-stuff) and place in the roasting pan. Scatter the remaining lemon quarters and the garlic cloves around the chicken. Roast for 40-45 minutes or until the skin is golden brown and the juices run clear. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Serve on a platter with the lemon quarters and garlic cloves. (The garlic becomes soft and sweet and is lovely spread on the chicken while eating.)


Nutrition Facts
Quick Roasted Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 142mg47%
Sodium 135mg6%
Potassium 471mg13%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 46.2mg56%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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