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Baked Lemon Chicken

Lemon, garlic, capers and spices flavor this easy roast chicken.

  • Author: Judy Barbe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 75 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Ingredients

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Baked Lemon Chicken

  • 3 pounds chicken, quarters (legs and thighs)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • handful fresh parsley if you have it

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Place chicken in 9 x 13” baking pan. Scatter ingredients over chicken then massage them over all the chicken.
  • Bake 1 hour 15 minutes until chicken reaches 165°F. as measured by food thermometer. Check the internal temperature in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast.

Keywords: one pot, baked chicken, Mediterranean diet

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