Roasted Chicken Recipe

Lemon Rub Enhances Chicken

Real Restaurant Chicken Recipe

A restaurant Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe with a what? That's right...a "rub."

How about pampering that chicken before roasting! If you do, it will pay you back as a "flavor."

This restaurant chicken recipe offers both light and dark meat. Something to please everyone!

Lemon Rubbed Roasted Chicken Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Chicken Recipe

Preparation time: about 1 1/2 hours. Serves 4


  • 4 half chickens
  • 2 lemons, quartered
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup sugar



  • Rub chicken halves inside and outside with lemon and brush with butter (this makes it a favorite restaurant recipe :-) )
  • Mix dry ingredients and sprinkle over chicken
  • Bake in upper third of oven at 475 degrees F for 25 minutes
  • Pour off any accumulated juices and rotate the pan 180 degrees F to ensure even browning
  • Reduce the heat to 375 degrees F and move the chicken to the middle rack of the oven
  • Continue to roast until the juices run clear when you pierce the thigh meat with a knife and the chicken is almost a mahogany color and the drumstick moves easily (approximately 30 minutes longer)

A great meal for everyone! And EASY!

Cooking quality meals does not have to be difficult nor complicated if you have the right recipes.

Where have I gotten many recipes to try at the restaurant? Of course I look everywhere, but the fact is I often return to some reliable sources... my customers.

ENJOY your restaurant chicken recipe and the company of those you share it with! Just reading this favorite restaurant chicken recipe makes everyone hungry!