Simply Lemon Baked Chicken

Simply Lemon Baked Chicken


"A whole roasting chicken sprinkled with fresh lemon and paprika, then slow baked with the lemon halves inside! This recipe is very easy and the chicken comes out moist and tastes great!"


3 h 10 m servings 493 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 493 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 34.3 g
  • 53%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.9g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 42.5 g
  • 85%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 170 mg
  • 57%
  • Sodium:
  • 1904 mg
  • 76%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Rub chicken with salt inside and out. Squeeze lemon juice from lemon halves over outside of chicken, then rub paprika over all. Place squeeze lemon halves inside chicken cavity, then place chicken in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour a little water over chicken to prevent drying.
  3. Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 3 hours, basting with water as needed.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 132 Ratings


I made this dish last night for dinner, but I modified it a bit. I rubbed the chicken with butter and lemon juice on the outside, then I followed it with Mrs. Dash. I also rubbed the insides...

Absolutely the juiciest chicken I've ever had. I was a bit alarmed by the amount of salt and paprika, but I went ahead and followed the recipe. I think the salt & paprika form a crust which se...

This chicken is sooo easy- it is tender, moist and delicious!! I used 1T of salt on the outside and 1-2t of salt for the inside. I do have one suggestion-seal the entire chicken in foil with 1/...

While I like the flavor of lemon, my husband likes things plain. So instead of drizzling lemon juice on the outside, I just quartered a lemon and stuffed it into the chicken cavity along with a...

I have made this recipe a couple of times and the chicken always turns out moist inside. When I made it the first time I worried that the skin would taste too salty but that hasn't been the case...

What a simple recipe! The first time I made this recipe I followed it to the letter and it came out tasting like, well, baked chicken. Nothing spectacular. But I wanted to give it another chance...

Easy and tasty. However, do not put all of that salt on it! It would ruin this dish. I just lightly sprinkled salt on, which was plenty. I probably used less than 1/4 tsp, and that was for t...

This recipe was quick, easy and delicious. It is great for company. My boyfriend loved it.

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet - I've made this lots of times over the last few years! I am a fiend for anything citrus, so I hardly ever use just one lemon. Today I made it with tw...