Oven Roasted Chicken with Lemon Garlic Butter

PaleoGluten Free

Forget the Rotisserie Chicken! You will fall in love with the crispy skin and smoky lemon garlic butter of this Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe, an easy, gluten free, paleo weeknight meal the family will love! | joyfulhealthyeats.com Easy Healthy Recipes

Forget the Rotisserie Chicken! You will fall in love with the crispy skin and smoky lemon garlic butter of this Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe, an easy, gluten free, paleo weeknight meal the family will love!

Comparison!

As a woman .. no… as a human… I absolutely hate that word.

Why? Because I do it … I compare all the time!

Here’s the thing about comparison. I gain nothing by it. But I continue to do it anyways.

Forget the Rotisserie Chicken! You will fall in love with the crispy skin and smoky lemon garlic butter of this Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe, an easy, gluten free, paleo weeknight meal the family will love! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

All it does is eat away at my heart, discourage me, make me feel like I’m not good enough, or that I will never get to where I want to be. So, again. Why do I do it!?

There are seasons when I rest on who God says I am, when I don’t worry about what the world says. Comparison for me can be compared to a scab that is just about to heal. But instead of letting it heal, I pick it and then its starts bleeding all over again. What’s the point!

Forget the Rotisserie Chicken! You will fall in love with the crispy skin and smoky lemon garlic butter of this Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe, an easy, gluten free, paleo weeknight meal the family will love! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

What am I comparing you ask? My photography. I go online and am surrounded by gorgeous photography. I’m pinning things constantly and searching for inspiration. I’m friends with all these incredible women who are passionate about all the same things I am .. but in my head they do it better than me. Everyone does it better than me.

imgres

Sometimes I think when we just speak out the things that are eating away at our heart they lose their power. Those “lies” have power in the shadows, but once they are brought to light, they lose their realness. We see things for what they really are instead of what we perceive they are. Like right now. As I speak out the things that make me insecure I realize how silly they sound. That my worth is not measured by the quality of my photography nor is my blog. My worth is measured by God alone and that is the only voice I need to listen to!!

So here’s to listening to a new voice. The voice of truth.

Forget the Rotisserie Chicken! You will fall in love with the crispy skin and smoky lemon garlic butter of this Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe, an easy, gluten free, paleo weeknight meal the family will love! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

Ok, on to the yummies for today!

The other day I was looking through Bon Appetite Magazine and saw this big gorgeous picture of a whole chicken, perfectly browned, juicy and looking right at me! I knew I needed to make one, immediately. The last time I posted a whole chicken recipe here on JHE it was made in a crock pot! Easiest thing ever!

Today’s recipe is just as easy but has that crispy skin everyone loves. There is something so good and comforting about Oven Roasted Chicken! Plus, you will fall in love with the Lemon Garlic Butter slathered all over this chicken. It has a slight smokey flavor from the smoked paprika, which adds a nice touch that will have people asking “what’s in this?”

So, instead of getting that pre-made Rotisserie Chicken from the grocery store, just pick up a whole chicken and make your own! It’s easy, you know exactly what’s going into your food, and the flavor is out of this world good!

Can’t wait to hear what you think! Bon Appetite my friends!

Forget the Rotisserie Chicken! You will fall in love with the crispy skin and smoky lemon garlic butter of this Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe, an easy, gluten free, paleo weeknight meal the family will love! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

Print

Lemon Garlic Rotisserie Chicken

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Category: Gluten Free, Easy Dinner Recipes, Poultry

Ingredients

  • 4 lb. whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 3-4 slices of lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a bowl mix butter, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic cloves, dried sage, smoked paprika, salt, and ground pepper. Mix together set aside.
  3. Clean neck, gizzards, and other parts out of the whole chicken. Run over over entire chicken to clean. Pat dry.
  4. Place chicken in a roasting pan.
  5. Rub lemon garlic mixture all over chicken (be sure to put some under the skin as well).
  6. Stuff the bird with 1 lemon that has been halved.
  7. Place 3-4 slices of lemon on top of the bird.
  8. Bake for 1 hour 40 minutes, or until internal temperature is 170 degrees.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/3 cup
  • Calories: 179
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 268 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 19 g
  • Cholesterol: 61 mg

   IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE, BE SURE TO SNAP A PIC AND HASHTAG IT #JOYFULHEALTHYEATS. I LOVE SEEING WHAT YOU MAKE!

Want More Chicken Recipes?

Pan Seared Chicken with Wild Mushroom Thyme Sauce

 Pan Seared Chicken with a Wild Mushroom Thyme Sauce, one word... amazingness! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree

Lemon Rosemary Baked Chicken

Lemon Rosemary Baked Chicken_5

Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken

Sweet Savory Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken ... these are to die for! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree

Forget the Rotisserie Chicken! You will fall in love with the crispy skin and smoky lemon garlic butter of this Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe, an easy, gluten free, paleo weeknight meal the family will love! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

DON’T MISS A RECIPE ->

FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | GOOGLE+ | BLOGLOVIN

Hey There

Krista
Hi! I'm the recipe developer and food photographer behind all these easy healthy recipes! I love food, Jesus, morning lattes, and am obsessed with fantasy football! { more }
FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram

Related Posts

33 Responses
  1. Girl, I so know that feeling of comparison. I do it all the time, and in nearly every aspect of my life, and I hate how it can eat at you! Bravo to you for speaking out about it though, and I hope it helps you to realize how truly awesome you are! I look up to your photography and blogging skills, so remember that if you are doubting yourself. You have fans! 😉 And this chicken and that lemon garlic butter looks like the perfect dinner! Love the crispy skin!

  2. Krista before I even read the post and just saw the pictures I was thinking “Woooow. She made a whole chicken look absolutely gorgeous!!” I love your photography! But I completely understand the comparison game all too well myself. I think with photography there’s always room to improve ourselves which means we will always be working hard to do better. But you are definitely excelling!

    1. oh… you are too sweet! Thank you Serene!

      I totally agree with you, with photography, things are always changing and so are our own personal styles so we will always be working hard in that area. Always striving for something better.

  3. I’m with you, comparison is the work of the devil and does nothing but to increase self doubt. I try my best to catch myself as I go down that road. It’s hard as women to not get caught up in it and you are right, saying it out loud makes it lose its powers. Thanks for this recipe!! I love roasting a whole bird for dinner parties.

    1. Thanks so much Kristin! 🙂 If you double the size you would not double the cook time. I would maybe increase the cook time by a hour and check it ever 15-20 minutes from there.

  4. Katy

    This is delicious- even 4 days after, the cold left overs are moist and yummy! Thank you for a new and EASY recipe for my family.
    Quick question- I would like to cook 2 whole chickens (4lbs each) side by side in the oven for a larger group. Do I increase cooking time?

  5. Kim

    I made this for dinner tonight and have to say that it will definitely be added to my cooking rotation. So moist! So tender! It was actually so tender that the meat fell off of the leg bone while I was cutting it. Well done!

  6. […] 25. Oven Roasted Chicken With Lemon Garlic Butter I’ve mentioned loving the combination of garlic and citrus, or garlic and honey, but there’s one combination I haven’t yet raved about: garlic and butter. Garlic butter is my weakness, and this delicious weeknight meal is easy, smoky, and family-friendly. […]

Leave a Reply

Share80
Tweet
Pin16K
Yum
+1
16K Shares