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Roasted Whole Chicken and Carrots {with lemon garlic and thyme}

This roasted whole chicken and carrots with lemon garlic and thyme is a very budget friendly family meal everyone will love!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 4 lb whole chicken giblets removed
  • 1 head garlic halved
  • 1 medium yellow onion roughly chopped
  • 2 Lbs large carrots cut into 4 inch pieces
  • 1 -2 Tbs seasonings (1/2 tsp each garlic salt, onion powder, paprika, salt)
  • 4-6 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon juice of lemon
  • 1 tbs thyme leaves of about 10 sprigs, or 1.5 tsp dried thyme


  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • To prepare the chicken start by patting it dry with a paper towel, remove any innards that might be in the cavity of the chicken.
    pat chicken dry with a paper towel
  • In a large baking dish, place chicken (breast side up).
  • Cut head of garlic in half, and place halves inside chicken cavity (skin on the garlic is ok, this is just for flavor)
  • Arrange carrots and onion pieces around the chicken
  • Sprinkle liberally with seasonings (you could also use a chicken seasoning mix), and sprinkle fresh or dried thyme over chicken and carrots.
  • Squeeze lemon juice on top of chicken and carrots, and drizzle with olive oil
    pour olive oil on carrot and onions for roasting chicken
  • Bake for 1/2 hour, then tilt the pan to the side and use a spoon to spoon olive oil from the corner/bottom of the pan and pour it on top of the chicken again. Bake for another 1/2 hr and repeat the spooning of the pan juices onto the chicken (this is optional)
    Bake for another 30-45 minutes, until a meat thermometer reads 170, or the chicken is done cooking and no more pink remains in the chicken breast.
    Then remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!
    roasted whole chicken with lemon garlic and thyme


The nutrition information presented on this site should be considered an estimate as the calculations will change based on the exact products you use in your own kitchen.


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 25314IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg