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Lemon Roasted Chicken {Pollo Al Limone} | Recipe on WhatAGirlEats.com
Lemon Roasted Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

Simple Italian roasted lemon chicken, Pollo al Limone. A 4-5 pound chicken will serve 4-6 with leftovers. (Nutritional data is for 1 pound of meat per person)

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 852 kcal
Author: Cynthia McCloud Woodman
  • 5 lb. roasting chicken giblets and neck removed
  • 1 large lemon pierced all over with a knife or fork
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Remove giblets, liver and neck from chicken and pat dry with paper towel

  3. Place chicken in a baking pan fitted with a rack.
  4. Pierce a medium lemon all over with a fork or sharp knife. Place whole lemon inside of chicken and truss up legs. Give the bird a brush with the olive oil.

  5. Roast chicken, undisturbed for 1-1 1/2 hours or until juices run clear when thickest part of meat is pierced or internal temperature reads 165-170 degrees F. (do not over cook) Meat will be just done, with no trace of pink and very moist.

  6. Remove bird from oven and remove lemon from chicken. Place bird on a carving board, covered loosely with foil and allow to rest 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Roasted Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 852 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Fat 63g97%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 325mg108%
Sodium 261mg11%
Potassium 766mg22%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 65g130%
Vitamin A 3186IU64%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.