Lemon Rosemary Chicken – Galinha Assada com Alecrim e Limão

This classic Lemon Rosemary Chicken is moist, juicy and full of lemony flavor. I always make 2 chickens so we can enjoy the chicken the next day to make sandwiches, quesadillas and chicken salad. I love a crispy skin chicken so I always let the chicken bake at 400 degrees for at least 1 and 1/2 hours.


2 roasting chickens (butterflied)

1/4 cup Portuguese olive oil

2 tablespoons butter (cut into pieces)

2 tablespoons salt

1 tablespoon paprika

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 to 2 tablespoons dried rosemary flakes

2 lemons (sliced)


Place salt, paprika, garlic powder and pepper in a mortar and pestle and crush.

Marinate chicken with seasonings for at least 30 minutes or overnight in refrigerator. Coat chicken with olive oil and butter. Top with lemon slices and sprinkle on rosemary.

Bake at 400 degrees F. for 1 and 1/2 hours until golden and crispy. Chicken should reach 190 degrees F on a thermometer.

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