Recipe Summary

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 1 hours
Yield: 4 servings

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This recipe is...

  • low in fat
  • rich in protein
  • lower in carbs
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Lemon-Thyme Chicken

This recipe serves:  4
1 whole chicken, about 5 pounds
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon, halved
6 sprigs fresh thyme
1 stalk celery, roughly chopped
1 onion, peeled and quartered
Cooking Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 400F.

2. Rinse the chicken inside and out with cold water. Pat dry with paper towels.

3. Drizzle the olive oil over the skin of the chicken. Season the inside and outside of the chicken with salt and pepper. Squeeze the juice from the lemon halves all over the chicken and stuff the lemon halves, thyme, celery and onion into the cavity.

4. Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan. Roast the chicken in the oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 160F. (Check that the final temperature of the meat is 180F. The meat will continue to cook after being removed from the oven).

5. Let the chicken rest for 15 minutes. Remove and discard the skin before carving.

Serving Size: 1/4 chicken

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 219
  • Carbohydrate
  • 4 g
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • Protein
  • 36 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 1 g
  • Sodium
  • 141 mg