Oven-Roasted Lemon & Herb Chicken

Honestly, there’s nothing EASIER than popping a whole chicken into the oven, letting it cook for about an hour, and having enough juicy, tender and delicious leftovers for the entire week. It takes all the stress of having to prep multiple cuts of chicken (or various other protein sources!) from your meal prep, and just keeps things super uncomplicated, yet oh-so-tasty!

For this particular whole chicken, I purchased it at Rowe Farms, which is a local, sustainably raised “farm-to-table” style grocery & meat shop. The chicken was already flattened, and the excess bones & giblets removed, so all I had to do was season & roast!

The result was a super juicy, tender, and perfectly-seasoned roasted chicken that provided at least 5 day’s worth of meals and worked perfectly in my Fiesta Chicken Summer Meal Prep.

Recipe & details available below!


  • 1 whole chicken

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp oregano

  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • zest of 1 lemon

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degr