Lemon Pepper Herb Chicken is a whole chicken encrusted with an herbed butter consisting of fresh rosemary, chives, oregano, and of course, lemon pepper seasoning.
1 whole chicken (4 lbs), cleaned and dried with paper towels
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
3 tablespoons chives, chopped
2 teaspoons dried lemon peel
1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning (with salt)
2 teaspoons rosemary, chopped
3 teaspoons oregano, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Chop all herbs and combine them in a bowl. Add butter, lemon pepper, and lemon peel the bowl. Mix all ingredients together until a smooth paste has formed. Using your hands, spread the mixture evenly over the entire chicken, including the layer in between the skin and breast. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees (breast side up) for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer measures 165 degrees once inserted into the thickest part of the meat.