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Easy Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

This Easy Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken is a delicious main dish made with a citrus-infused herb butter sauce - on the table in 25 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chicken, French, North American
Keyword Easy Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 418kcal
Author Chrissie


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 chicken drumsticks bone-in, skin-on
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped sage (use dried sage, if desired)
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Heat a large oven-safe (cast iron) skillet over medium high heat and add the oil.
  • Coat the pan with the oil and add the chicken drumsticks, seasoning them with salt and pepper before adding them to the pan.
  • Brown the chicken on all sides just to give it some colour, for a couple minutes per side.
  • While the chicken browns, combine the melted butter, garlic, herbs, and lemon juice. Slice the lemon.
  • Brush the chicken with the melted butter mixture and pour any remaining over the chicken in the skillet. Add the lemon slices in between the chicken pieces and add the pan to the oven.
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74 Celsius).
  • Serve with potatoes, rice, or any side dishes you prefer.


This recipe can be made with any bone-in chicken, however cook times will vary depending on the size of the chicken pieces.


Serving: 1drumsticks | Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 542IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg