Easy Lemon Dijon Roast Chicken. A super easy and super flavourful way to liven up that Sunday roast chicken dinner using simple ingredients and a no fuss method.

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Dijon Roasted Lemon Chicken

Nothing creates a vision of Sunday dinner like a beautiful Dijon roasted lemon chicken and this recipe is a complete winner. It’s very simple to prepare and once in the oven there’s practically nothing left to do but wait for the heady aroma to fill the house and get all appetites whetted for a great sit-down family meal.

A heated lemon along with more herbs gets added to the chicken cavity to infuse the juicy meat with even more delicious flavor.

We served the chicken with some very complimentary Lemon Herb Roasted Potato Nuggets, steamed green beans and Apricot Hazelnut Sausage Stuffing Balls for an incredibly satisfying comfort food family dinner.

Check back tomorrow when we will feature both of those side dishes in time for you to make the complete meal this weekend.

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Dijon Roasted Lemon Chicken

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Easy Lemon Dijon Roast Chicken

Easy Lemon Dijon Roast Chicken. A super easy and super flavourful way to liven up that Sunday roast chicken dinner using simple ingredients and a no fuss method.



Servings: 6 servings

Calories: 530 kcal

Author: Barry C. Parsons


  • One 3 to 4 pound roasting chicken
    cleaned and patted dry with paper towels.
  • 1
  • 4
    sprigs fresh herbs
    cilantro, rosemary or oregano make good choices, or a combination

For the lemon Dijon rub

  • 4
    Dijon mustard
  • 1/2
  • 1/2
    black pepper
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2
    finely minced herbs
    you can use dried herbs here
  • 2
    finely minced garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Using a fork, stab the lemon several times all over its surface. Microwave or boil the lemon for about 30 seconds to a minute to heat it up then add it to the cavity of the chicken along with the herbs.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, lemon juice, minced herbs and minced garlic.

  4. Slather the mixture evenly over the entire surface of the chicken. Tuck the wing tips under the chicken and tie the drumsticks together with butcher string.

  5. Place on a roasting rack and roast, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.

  6. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and continue to roast for about another 60-90 minutes, depending on the size of your chicken, until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the breast reads 185 degrees F on a meat thermometer. I ALWAYS use a meat thermometer for all roasted meats, including chicken. Not only is it the best way to ensure safe cooking but also, almost as important, to know that you are not overcooking the meat.

  7. DO NOT cover the chicken at all during the cooking time.

  8. When fully cooked, remove from the oven and let rest for 10 – 15 minutes before carving and serving.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts

Easy Lemon Dijon Roast Chicken

Amount Per Serving (1 serving.)

Calories 530
Calories from Fat 324

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36g

Saturated Fat 9g

Cholesterol 170mg

Sodium 467mg

Potassium 503mg

Total Carbohydrates 4g

Dietary Fiber 1g

Sugars 1g

Protein 44g

Vitamin A

Vitamin C



* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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