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Family-Favorite Roast Chicken

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8 servings

Your best chicken dish is about to be dethroned. This roasted chicken with lemon, cream cheese and Italian flavors will steal the title of family favorite.

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Rinse chicken; pat dry with paper towel. Use the tip of a sharp knife to separate the chicken skin from the meat in the chicken breast and tops of the legs. Sprinkle chicken both inside and out with the pepper and salt. Place in 13x9-inch baking dish.
  • Grate the lemon; mix the peel with cream cheese and Italian seasoning. Use a small spoon or your fingers to carefully stuff the cream cheese mixture under the chicken skin, pushing the cream cheese mixture carefully toward the legs, being careful to not tear the skin.
  • Cut the lemon in half; squeeze both halves into small bowl. Add dressing; beat with wire wire whisk until well blended. Drizzle evenly over chicken. Place the squeezed lemon halves inside the chicken cavity. Insert an ovenproof meat thermometer into thickest part of 1 of the chicken's thighs.
  • Bake 1 hour 30 min. or until chicken is no longer pink in center (180°F), basting occasionally with the pan juices.

Serving Suggestion

Balance this special occasion entree with smart side dishes. For example, choose a mixed green salad and vegetable.


Instead of the Italian seasoning, mix 1 tsp. each ground cumin, paprika and garlic powder with the cream cheese.

Keeping it Safe

Never allow cooked chicken to set at room temperature for more than 2 hours. If it is not eaten immediately, cooked chicken should be kept hot or refrigerated.


  • 8 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
Calories 330
Total fat 22g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 105mg
Sodium 450mg
Carbohydrate 3g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 29g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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