Garlic Lemon Pepper Whole Chicken

You have just met your new favorite whole chicken recipe. This Garlic Lemon Pepper chicken is seasoned perfectly and so flavorful that your family will be singing your praises. If you’re like me then you like meals during the week that are flavorful but not time consuming , and this it definitely that. As always please let me know how it comes out for you and enjoy !

Glam Kitchen Tips

  • Use fresh lemon
  • Use fresh garlic
  • If you don’t want to cut up a whole chicken then you can substitute this for any chicken parts you’d like


  • 1 whole chicken
  • Adobo seasoning
  • Black pepper
  • Lemon pepper seasoning (I used the McCormick brand )
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • 6 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 1 large lemon (cut into half)
  • 5 springs fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2. Cut the whole chicken in half (use kitchen scissors it’s my go to method for cutting a whole chicken-I cut the back bone out then cut it vertical down the breast bone)

3. Lay the chicken down on the breast bone and season the backside with adobo, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and lemon pepper seasoning

4. Squeeze juice from the half of lemon over the chicken

5. Turn the chicken over (the breast should be facing up now) and season it with the same seasonings in step 2

6. Squeeze lemon juice from the same lemon half in step 3 and drizzle the olive oil over the chicken

7. Slice the other half of the lemon into pieces, and arrange it around the chicken with rosemary and the chopped garlic

8. Place chicken in the oven and bake for 35 minutes (baste every 10-15 minutes )

9. Decrease oven temperature to 350 and cook for another 40-45 minutes (basting every 10-15 minutes)

10. Remove from oven

11. Serve and enjoy !

25 thoughts on “Garlic Lemon Pepper Whole Chicken

  1. This recipe was amazing. Will definitely be added as a protein to my meal prep. Looking forward to trying other recipes by you.

  2. I can’t wait to try this! What are we basting the chicken with every 10-15 min?

  3. Loved it! Simple ingredients yet big on flavor. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  4. I cooked this for Sunday dinner last week and my daughter wants it again! Result! Thank you

  5. I cooked this for Sunday dinner last week and my daughter wants it again! Result! Thank you

  6. Wow what a nice recipe! My children went crazy over this chicken , will definently coock this again!
    Greetings front the Netherlands.

  7. So I used cornish hens for this recipe…..OMG out of this world gooddddd!!!

  8. Let me tell you. This was so good. My son ate the whole thing. I get so excited trying these recipes.

  9. Hi! It would be extremely useful if you added measurements for the spices. Thank you.

  10. Hi, to me seasoning is very personal so that’s why I don’t add them. I would suggest starting with 1 teaspoon of each and working your way up of you prefer more. I would also just recommend lightly sprinkling each seasoning until you find what amounts of seasoning best fits your taste buds. Thank you ❤️

  11. did you use the perfect pinch McCormick lemon pepper seasoning?

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