Roast Whole Chicken Recipe

Roast Whole Chicken

If you want to try roasting a whole chicken, this recipe is for you!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword roast whole chicken
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 443kcal
Author KetoVale Team


  • 5 lbs chicken whole big chicken
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 4 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp sea salt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed


  • Rinse well the meat under cold running water and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine oil with softened butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, thyme, and crushed garlic. Loosen the skin of the chicken from the flesh. Rub this mixture under the skin and the chicken's cavity. Tightly wrap in plastic foil and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (up to 2 hours).
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line some parchment paper over a baking sheet. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and remove the foil.
  • Place onto a baking sheet and roast for 1 hour - 1 hour 15 minutes. Remove from oven and enjoy!


Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 2738mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 9.5mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.7mg