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Herb Roasted Chicken with Lemon Recipe

Atkins Herb Roasted Chicken with Lemon
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Thyme
  • 1 fruit (2-1/8" dia) Lemon
  • 3/4 cup Chicken Broth, Bouillon or Consomme
  • 2 tablespoon Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 48 oz Whole Chicken


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper and herb, inside and out. Loosen skin from breast with an index finger, and stuff 2 slices of lemon and 1 tablespoon butter onto each side of the breast. Place remaining lemon in the cavity.
  2. Transfer chicken to a roasting pan. Roast 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes; basting occasionally. An instant meat thermometer should read 170°F in the thickest part of the thigh (not touching bone). Transfer chicken to a cutting board; wait 10 minutes before carving to allow juices to redistribute.
  3. Pour off fat from pan. Place pan over 2 oven burners; pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Scrape up brown bits on bottom of pan. Cook 2-3 minutes. Pour over carved chicken.

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How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)