Rosemary, Lemon, and Garlic Rub

Rosemary, Lemon, and Garlic RubRecipe
Photo: Jim Franco


Seasons 1 chicken

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calories 663
Fat 50 g
Satfat 13 g
Cholesterol 214 mg
Sodium 639 mg
Carbohydrate 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 50 g


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary, plus one 4-inch sprig
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Zest from 1/2 lemon, grated
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 lemon, halved


Before roasting the chicken, combine the oil, chopped rosemary, garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

Use your fingers to carefully loosen the skin from the breasts, thighs, and drumsticks. Spread the mixture evenly under the skin. Place the lemon halves and rosemary sprig inside the cavity. Roast the chicken according to the recipe.