Dinner / Seasonal - Fall

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

6 Servings

Prep time: 30 minutes | Cook time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


Diet Style



  • 4–5lbs. bone-in chicken pieces, skin on
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 3–4 Yukon gold potatoes
  • 3–4 carrots, peeled
  • 10 whole garlic cloves, skins removed
  • 3 lemons sliced into rounds (one lemon can be the zested one)
  • 8–10 large, fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven

    Preheat your oven to 400º and place an empty roasting pan inside to heat.

  2. Season chicken

    Place chicken pieces in a large glass or ceramic bowl and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil as well as salt, pepper, lemon zest, and chopped rosemary.

  3. Toss in seasoning

    Using tongs or your hands, toss chicken until it's evenly coated and set aside. (This can be done up to one day in advance as long as you cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate.)

  4. Cut up veggies

    Cut the potatoes and carrots into equal size chunks and place them in a large mixing bowl along with peeled garlic cloves.

  5. Toss veggies

    Toss the vegetables with your remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, garlic cloves, salt, and pepper.

  6. Remove roasting pan

    Carefully, remove the roasting pan from the hot oven using oven mitts.

  7. Put veggie mixture into pan

    Pour in potato and carrot mixture and stir around with a wooden spoon so that the vegetables are in an even layer.

  8. Add rosemary, lemon, and chicken

    Place fresh rosemary sprigs and lemon slices on top of the potatoes. Finish with the chicken on top, skin-side up.

  9. Bake for 30 minutes

    Place the pan back in your oven and roast for 30 minutes.

  10. Stir ingredients

    After 30 minutes, carefully pull the pan out and remove the chicken. Gently stir the remaining vegetables around and return the chicken pieces to the pan.

  11. Roast for additional 45 minutes

    Increase the oven temp to 450º and continue to roast for approximately 45 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165º.

  12. Enjoy

    After safely pulling the pan from your oven, immediately plate your portions and serve!