This healthy, lean chicken recipe will keep you feeling fueled and satisfied!

Roast Chicken with Lemon Recipe - MasterfileTime: 1 hour, 10 minutes Serves: 6


1 3-lb chicken
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 lemons
1 large spring onion, sliced thinly


1. Heat oven to 425°F.
2. Rub oil, salt and pepper into chicken skin. Squeeze 2 lemons over skin and stuff rinds and onions into cavity.
3. Roast 60 minutes (until internal temperature is 180°F). Remove skin.

Nutrition Per Serving: 233 calories
25 g protein
2 g carbohydrates
trace fiber
13 g fat
3g saturated fat
77 mg cholesterol
316 mg sodium.

Recipe Variations:

  • Serve sliced chicken with onions in corn tortillas topped with salsa.
  • Whisk 1 Tbsp honey into the olive oil before rubbing into chicken.
  • Add black olives and capers to the cavity.

From our sister publication, Diabetes Focus (Spring 2011)

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at

Published: 09 Feb 2011

Last Modified: 10 Feb 2014