Lemon Herb Roasted Whole Chicken


– 1 (3 pound) whole chicken
– 2 lemons
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
– 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
– 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
– 1/4 tablespoons basil
– 1/4 tablespoons oregano
– 1/4 tablespoons rosemary
– 1/4 tablespoons thyme


– Remove and discard any giblets, then thoroughly rinse the chicken inside and out.
– In a bowl, combine the seasonings. Rub the mixture over the chicken, inside and out.
– Squeeze the lemons into the olive oil, then drizzle over the chicken. Baste while cooking.
– Place the chicken in a roasting pan and bake uncovered for 1 1/2 hours, at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
– Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C).
– When finished cooking the chicken will no longer be pink in the center, and the juices will run clear.
– Let the chicken stand for 10 minutes before carving.

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