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Lemon Breast Chicken Recipe

Lemon Breast Chicken Recipe

I saw this recipe for a lemon breast chicken that looked really good.

I thought I would share it with others who I know like to cook.


  • 1 whole chicken (weight is dependant on how many servings are required)
  • 1 large lemon, cut into halves
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • butter or olive oil, whichever you prefer


Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Rub butter or oil over the skin of the chicken until it is completely coated

Take a knife and gently separate the skin from the breast meat.

Slide lemon halves under the skin with the peel side up. This way the juice from the lemon will coat the breast as it cooks.

Season the skin of the chicken to your preference, place sprigs of rosemary into the chicken.

Cover and place in oven for 30-45 minutes.

Remove cover and continue to roast until juices run clear, basting every 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the bird.

If you’ve followed these steps correctly, your chicken should look like the one in the picture.

Bon Appetit!

Lemon Breast Chicken

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