Lemon and Cajun Roasted Chicken

  • Cook Time: 45min
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 1 whole 4.5 lb chicken
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced into 5-6 slices
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  1. Instructions
  2. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  3. in a small bowl, mix together the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and cayenne.
  4. In a glass pan, rub the chicken with olive oil. Pat liberally with sea salt and black pepper.
  5. Cut a 1 inch slit on each chicken breast.
  6. Pat the chicken thoroughly with the dry spice blend and rub some of the spices underneath the skin with your fingers.
  7. Place the garlic and thyme leaves evenly over the chicken.
  8. Top with 5-6 lemon slices. Take the remaining half of the lemon and squeeze it over the chicken
  9. Cover with foil and bake for 2-2 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.
  10. Remove from the oven and let rest 10 minutes, covered. Carve and squeeze with additional lemon juice.