What could be better than how your mouth starts to water when you think of eating chicken that is drenching in a lemon, garlic, ginger, butter sauce. You would think that I had not eaten in a long while but as I write this I did eat recently but yet the thoughts of those delectable flavors makes me salivate. I hope you and your family enjoy this dish as much as we do!
Watch the video to see how to make this delicious Lemon Garlic Ginger Roasted Chicken.
Isn’t this a beautiful chicken? It is completely free of growth hormones and antibiotics. Sometimes I am able to get chickens that do not have added antibiotics and growth hormones if my store has them. When the store has the healthier option then I’m willing to pay a little more to know that my family is not consuming a chicken that is filled with antibiotics and growth hormones. How about you?
Saute ginger, smashed garlic in butter and olive oil, add lemon to make your sauce. Then take this mixture and spread over the prepared chicken, inside and out. Salt and pepper the chicken and bake in the oven until a meat thermometer registers 155 degrees F. Let the meat rest for 10 minutes and the juices will be absorbed into the meat. (Here’s what happens–the chicken continues to cook as it rests. The temperature will go up about 10 degrees while resting. The resting period allows the meat to come up to the right temperature of 165 degrees F. and allows the juices to be absorbed back into the chicken. This will give you a very moist chicken)
This chicken is very good served with golden potatoes and asparagus but would also be delicious with rice or pasta. The sides will absorb the flavors from the lemon garlic ginger sauce.
Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife says
I love roast chicken and make a similar one about once a month – can’t go wrong with lemon and garlic, it’s my fave base for any roast chicken. Yum! Love that it’s asparagus season too – so perfect to go along with the chicken. This looks yummy!
Thanks Marlynn. The ginger really adds an additional flavor to the chicken. Hope you get to try this combination.
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Ginger, lemon and butter is such a great combination of flavors. Love it..And those potatoes look perfectly roasted. Yum!
Yes I love those flavors together. Hope you try it!
Alicia Taylor says
This looks exquisite! It’s amazing how impressive a whole roasted chicken looks when you place it on the table. Good enough for company
Mackenzie @ Food Above Gold says
This sauce literally has me drooling. And your combo of golden potatoes and asparagus is a match made in heaven! We do whole chickens for our Sunday dinner every week, but tend to stick to the same flavors. Can’t wait to try this!
Thanks Mackenzie, I think you will like the adding the extra flavorings to your Sunday dinner! Let me know if you try it!
Adriana Lopez Martn says
You got me at lemon garlic perfect combination of flavors. And those potatoes look perfectly cook. Great pairing for the chicken.
You are right, Adriana, you can’t go wrong with the lemon garlic combination. Thanks!
Veena Azmanov says
Al my favorite flavors. Lemon , garlic, ginger… and of course roasted..! Yum. Love the color you got on that chicken. Yum.
Thanks Veena. Those are my favorite flavor also!
Noel Lizotte says
Such simple flavors and easy recipe. It’s often the simple things that taste the best, right?! I’m thinking this goes best with a rice pilaf … but I sure wouldn’t turn down the potatoes and asparagus!
Thanks Noel. I agree that rice would be wonderful with the juices from the chicken and sauce!
Christine - Jar Of Lemons says
Yum! Love lemon garlic chicken. This sounds and looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try it out!
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy says
Chicken drenching in any kind of sauce sounds delicious to me. Something like naan bread to soak up that flavourful sauce would be great too. Potatoes are great…since I am a potato lover,
Kathy McDaniel says
This chicken looks terrific! It reminds me of my grandma’s lemon chicken. I asked for it every birthday for like 15 years!!! I need to try this recipe. The flavor combo is magnificent!
Uma Srinivas says
Ginger and lemon goes very well with savory dishes. Your plating is very good with perfectly roasted potatoes!
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
I’m with you when it comes to picking out chickens especially when they are so huge they look like turkeys. Try finding a 3 pound chicken in the meat case. It is a real challenge. All the flavors you have going on are just the flavors we like in our roast chicken. Good recipe.
Lemon and garlic brings out lot of flavor when comes to simple recipe. I like this wholesome meal. Chicken is perfectly roasted so as the veggies.
This looked heavevnly and the perfect Sunday Dinner. I love your golden potatoes..congrats on your beautiful photos
Dene' V. Alexander says
This chicken looks so bright and cheery – perfect for a spring or summer meal! I enjoy cooking whole chickens and I love the veggies you have thrown over in the pan!!
Molly Kumar says
WoW, this looks fabulous and a perfect family meal. I love the combination of flavors n those potatoes go so well with the whole recipe.
Thanks Molly. This chicken does have an outstanding flavor.
Love love love Roast chicken and this looks so flavorful , delicious and loaded with golden potatoes!!
Thanks Soniya. Potatoes were good with it!
Such a beautiful roasted chicken! We love making whole roasted chicken and actually had one tonight for dinner! But I have never tried doing a lemon garlic ginger one! Will have to give your recipe a go!
Let me know if you try it Amy. The flavors go very well with the chicken.
Jodi @ Create Kids Club says
I have a whole chicken defrosting in my fridge right how. This just might be the method I use to prepare it! Looks amazing 🙂
Well let me know if you tried it. Thanks, it was delicious!
Kylee from Kylee Cooks says
This looks mouthwatering and drool worthy, just from the pictures. Imagining the smell would take it over the edge!!
Thanks Kylee, it was drool worthy and the smell was great!
going to try today
I’m not much of a cook but I love chicken and also garlic and ginger, potatoes too, so this seems just the meal for me to try. However, I don’t know what temperature I need to set the oven on and I haven’t got a meat thermometer. Could you please tell me the correct temperature? Thanks.
Sorry I missed your request for temperature. I would bake at 350 degrees F.
It is awesome! I cannot wait to try this. I bet it makes the house smell divine and tastes incredible!
Alyssa, yes the house does smell good while gooding the shrimp and it does taste incredible! Thank you for your reply.
Your temps are completely unsafe.
Here’s what happens—the chicken continues to cook as it rests. This resting period allows the meat to come up to the right temperature 165 degrees F and gives the juices that have been pulled into the center of the bird while it was in the oven time to redistribute to the surface of the meat.
Barbara Davis says
This is so simple and yet delivers so much flavor. I didn’t measure the garlic or lemon juice and it still came out well. I so seldom cook chicken on the stove top that this was a lovely treat. Thank you. Violet