This comforting roast chicken, made with our vibrant Lemon Pepper Blend has brightness in every bite. The flavored butter rub is tucked under the skin, while olive oil keeps things crispy.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 90 min

Total time: 100 min

Roasted Lemon Pepper Chicken
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Serves 4

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Lemon Pepper Blend

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Fresh Thyme Leaves, minced

  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced

  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, softened

  • 2 Teaspoons Kosher Sea Salt Flakes, divided

  • 1 Whole Chicken

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

  • 2 Lemons, halved


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F, and grease roasting pan.

  2. Combine Lemon Pepper Blend, 1 teaspoon of salt, thyme, garlic and butter in small bowl.

  3. Carefully pull back chicken skin and rub butter mixture between meat and skin.

  4. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and season with remaining salt and Lemon Pepper Blend. Place in baking dish, along with lemons.

  5. Transfer to oven and bake until golden brown, juices run clear and meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of inner thigh registers 160°F to 165°F.

  6. Remove from oven and let rest on cutting board for 10 minutes. Skim fat from top of pan juices. Place meat on platter, drizzle with pan juices and squeeze roasted lemons on top of chicken before serving.