Roasted Chicken is one of our favorite meals to make time and time again. This Easy Garlic Lemon Roast Chicken Recipe is the type of meal you can eat alone, or shred and use in everything from tacos, soups, chicken salad, or even nachos! ONLY 6 INGREDIENTS!
Place the chicken on a cutting board, remove giblets, and pat dry with paper towels.
Season the entire chicken (inside and out)with salt and sprinkle with pepper, to taste.
Place the chicken in an oven-safe skillet, preferably cast iron. Add lemon and garlic halves to the skillet, tucked next to the chicken.
Pour the olive oil over the chicken and transfer the pan to the oven.
Roast for 50 minutes before checking for doneness. Cut into the leg joint and look for the color of the juices, when done, the juices will be clear. If the juices are still pink, return to the oven for 5-10 minutes before checking again.
Let the chicken rest in the skillet for 15 minutes before carving. Serve warm or at room temperature.