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Dijon Roasted Lemon Chicken

Easy Lemon Dijon Roast Chicken. A super easy and super flavourful way to liven up that Sunday roast chicken dinner using simple ingredients and a no fuss method.

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Dijon Roasted Lemon Chicken

Nothing creates a vision of Sunday dinner like a beautiful Dijon roasted lemon chicken. This recipe is a complete winner, and it’s very simple to prepare.

Once in the oven there’s practically nothing left to do but wait for the heady aroma to fill the house. Get those appetites whetted for a great sit-down family meal!

Raw whole chicken on wooden cutting board

Frozen chicken can e used in a pinch but I find fresh chicken is much juicer when roasted.

A heated lemon along with more herbs gets added to the chicken cavity to infuse the juicy meat with even more delicious flavour.

We served the chicken with some very complimentary Lemon Herb Roasted Potato Nuggets, steamed green beans and Apricot Hazelnut Sausage Stuffing Balls. It made for an incredibly satisfying comfort food family dinner.

Check back tomorrow when we will feature both of those side dishes in time for you to make the complete meal this weekend.

UPDATE! We have now posted all the recipes in our Sunday Dinner Menu. You can find links to them all right here:  A Sunday Dinner Menu

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If you liked this recipe, you’ll definitely want to try our Peri Peri Sauce for Portuguese chicken!

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Easy Lemon Dijon Roast Chicken
Yield: 6 servings

Easy Lemon Dijon Roast Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Easy Lemon Dijon Roast Chicken. A super easy and super flavourful way to liven up that Sunday roast chicken dinner using simple ingredients and a no fuss method.

Ingredients

  • One 3 to 4 pound roasting chicken, cleaned and patted dry with paper towels.
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 sprigs fresh herbs, cilantro, rosemary or oregano make good choices, or a combination

For the lemon Dijon rub

  • 4 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp finely minced herbs, you can use dried herbs here
  • 2 cloves finely minced garlic

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Using a fork, stab the lemon several times all over its surface. Microwave or boil the lemon for about 30 seconds to a minute to heat it up then add it to the cavity of the chicken along with the herbs.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, lemon juice, minced herbs and minced garlic.
  4. Slather the mixture evenly over the entire surface of the chicken. Tuck the wing tips under the chicken and tie the drumsticks together with butcher string.
  5. Place on a roasting rack and roast, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  6. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and continue to roast for about another 60-90 minutes, depending on the size of your chicken, until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the breast reads 185 degrees F on a meat thermometer. I ALWAYS use a meat thermometer for all roasted meats, including chicken. Not only is it the best way to ensure safe cooking but also, almost as important, to know that you are not overcooking the meat.
  7. DO NOT cover the chicken at all during the cooking time.
  8. When fully cooked, remove from the oven and let rest for 10 - 15 minutes before carving and serving.

Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

serving.

Amount Per Serving Calories 530Saturated Fat 9gCholesterol 170mgSodium 467mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 44g

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KATHLEEN DENNIS

Friday 3rd of July 2020

Could you make this with chicken breasts instead of the whole chicken?

Barbara

Tuesday 19th of February 2019

I have made this at least five times and tonight will be the sixth, it is wonderful, only way to roast a chicken.

Michele Rükgauer

Sunday 25th of March 2018

Do you think this would taste just as good with Turkey?

Barry C. Parsons

Sunday 25th of March 2018

I'd say so.Worth a try!

elsie rown

Sunday 25th of September 2016

all your recipe I see on is good

Lawrie

Monday 16th of February 2015

Hi Barry

Made this roasted chicken for my kids tonight. Both of them absolutely loved it! This is definitely a keeper. So easy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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