Lemon Rosemary Roast Chicken will fill your house with the most amazing smell of roast chicken. So easy!
Roast chicken is a great way to make your kitchen and house smell fantastic. In fact, I’m not sure if I like eating it or smelling it better.
The lemon and herbs in this recipe crank up both the smell and flavor. When there is a roast chicken on my table, everyone in the family is happy.
Since it’s citrus season, I can find beautiful Meyer lemons in my grocery store. Regular lemons work fine in this recipe; however I love the sweet juicy Meyer lemon if they are available.
I used dried rosemary and parsley just because I didn’t have any fresh on hand. If you have the fresh herbs, of course go ahead and use them.
Roast chicken is a simple dish that reminds me of family dinners. It was something my mother and grandmother made often.
In my family, everyone liked the darker meat so there was usually a race to get to the drumsticks. A really big roaster was always made, which allowed leftovers the next day.
So I also looked forward to having chicken salad.
Depending on the method of roasting, a chicken can take several hours to cook. I like to roast mine in a cast iron Dutch oven.
This way I can brown it while it is on the stove and it only takes a little over an hour in the oven. Very little work is involved once it is roasting.
It’s the perfect amount of time to get some chores done or help the kids with their homework.
Roast chicken is a classic dish that goes with a variety of side dishes. The boys in our family love Parmesan smashed potatoes and I always like to serve a vegetable like Brussels sprouts and a salad.
This chicken is great with a variety of different sides.
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