This Greek Roasted Chicken is crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside and loaded with flavor!
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Greek Roasted Chicken

This Greek Roasted Chicken is tender and flavorful on the inside and crispy on the outside! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: chicken, roast, oven, Greek, main, whole 30, paleo, recipe
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 425kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 3 pound whole chicken (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 large lemon (quartered)
  • 1 bulb garlic (separated and peeled)
  • 1 small white onion (peeled and quartered)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley
  • sea salt and black pepper (to taste)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken in a small roasting pan.
  • Rub olive oil over the top of the chicken, messaging into the skin. Sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper.
  • Place half of the garlic, onion, and lemon inside the chicken. Tie the legs together with twine to hold everything together.
  • Place remaining garlic, onion, and lemon around the chicken.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, until thermometer reaches 165 degrees.
  • Remove chicken from oven, and allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.


Substitute a 1/2 teaspoon each of dried herbs if fresh is not available.


Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2.3mg