Citrus Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Chicken


This Citrus Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Chicken has a crispy skin, incredible flavor, and is oh so juicy! With a few extra minutes and simple ingredients, let's take your iconic roasted chicken to the next level.

Ingredients you will need:

  • Chicken, giblets + neck removed from cavity
  • Melted Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemons
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Fresh Oregano
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Garlic (lots!)
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

Can I Make Ahead Roasted Chicken?

Chicken can be roasted up to 4 days ahead. I recommend storing the sliced or shredded chicken in an airtight container to store in the fridge after roasting.

How to keep roasted chicken from drying out?

The key here is to rub a generous amount of salt into the patted dry (uncooked) chicken prior to roasting. This helps the interior of the chicken to stay moist while also enchanting the flavor AND getting the skin extra crispy.

Should I put water in the bottom of my pan when roasting chicken?

If you are not adding vegetables to the pan, I recommend adding about 1/2 cup water. This will help prevent the drippings from burning and creating that smoke effect in your oven.

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Citrus Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Chicken

Crispy skin, incredible flavor, and oh so juicy!



Servings: 4-5

  • 4 lb. Chicken, giblets + neck removed from cavity
  • 1/4 cup Melted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon Zest
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Oregano (or 1 tbsp. Dried Oregano)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 3 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 Lemon, for stuffing
  • 1 Garlic Head, for stuffing
  • (Optional) Carrots
  • (Optional) Baby Potatoes


  1. Preheat oven to Conventional Roast 430F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, black pepper, chopped parsley and oregano, minced garlic, and fresh rosemary. Mix together.
  3. Place the chicken in a large casserole dish.
  4. Generously season the chicken with salt (for an extra crispy skin).
  5. Brush half of the mixture generously over both sides of the chicken.
  6. Place the chicken breast side up.
  7. Slice the top portion off the garlic head to reveal the cloves inside. Stuff with the sliced half lemon into the chicken. Tie the legs together with kitchen string.
  8. (Optional) Add the carrots and potatoes around the chicken. Brush with the extra sauce.
  9. Brush the remaining sauce mixture evenly over the breast side of the chicken.
  10. Roast for 1 hour 20 minutes, basting halfway, or until juices run clear when pierced with skewer or knife.
  11. Baste again after roasting, then broil for 3-5 minutes, until golden on top.
  12. Remove from oven and cover with foil to rest at room temperature for 10 minutes before slicing.
  13. Garnish with fresh herbs and micro greens before enjoying warm!

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January 10, 2023
This recipe was simple and so yummy. All 3 of my little kids loved it too which is the biggest win! 100% will make again and again!
March 6, 2023
This chicken recipe is outstanding. full of flavour and very easy to make. My friend hounded me to send her the recipe as she and her husband loved it too. Great website — I will be using more of your recipes.