Perfect Roasted Chicken With Lemon Potatoes

Wren’s Little Nest
by Wren’s Little Nest
4-6 Servings
1 hr 10 min

There is just something so comforting and delicious about a simple roasted chicken. It’s the perfect cold weather dinner and this one pan version is the easiest thing to whip up. I love that I can prep it all, put it in the oven and forget about it until it’s ready. There is no need to worry about boiling and mashing potatoes, or even making a gravy. This recipe always turns out perfect! The chicken is juicy with a beautiful crispy outside and the yellow potatoes turn out soft, fluffy and full of flavor. If you have been intimidated by cooking a whole chicken, fear not! This recipe is foolproof and sure to impress.

Chicken, potatoes and lemons are the three main ingredients needed to make this dish. I like to cut the potatoes in good size chunks so they don’t overcook.

I like to season and mix the potatoes in a separate bowl to ensure they are evenly coated and then place them around the chicken.

The chicken is ready when it has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees and the potatoes are soft when pricked with a fork.

And there you have a perfectly cooked and perfectly simple but delicious dinner.

Perfect Roasted Chicken With Lemon Potatoes
Recipe details
  • 4-6  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 1.5 Hours Total time: 1 hr 10 min
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  • 1 whole chicken
  • 6 yellow potatoes
  • 2 lemons
  • Olive oil
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Peel and dice the potatoes into 1.5” pieces and put in a large bowl.
Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil (3-4 tbsp) and season with 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp parsley, salt and pepper. Add the juice of 1 1/2 lemons and toss until everything is evenly coated.
In a roasting pan add your chicken and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and the juice of 1/2 lemon.
Arrange the potatoes evenly around the chicken and make sure to pour any of the leftover lemon juice and seasoning from the bowl over the chicken and potatoes before putting it in the oven.
Place it in the oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on the size of your chicken. The chicken will be done when it has reached a temperature of 165 degrees and the potatoes are fork tender.
  • I like to just use my hands to toss the potatoes and arrange them around the chicken.
  • I have tried using other varieties of potatoes but yellow ones work the best. They always turn out soft and almost creamy. They compliment the lemon flavor perfectly.
  • If you have a nice quality bread such as a baguette it is delicious to dip in the lemony drippings at the bottom of the pan
  • John John on Feb 05, 2021

    To easy to pass up

  • N.b28971972 N.b28971972 on Nov 30, 2022

    I want to send this recipe to my husband he has the printer. How?😒

    • Susan Susan on Dec 19, 2022

      highlight the page with the recipe right click your mouse then hit copy the recipe then open a new email page and right click in the body of email and hit paste.

      then address the email with your husbands email address and hit send, hope you can understand my directions

      Good luck