Baked Lemon Chicken

Baked lemon chicken with lemon slices on a cutting board.


  • 1 whole (3 pounds or larger) chicken
  • 1 teaspoon crumbled dry oregano
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sherry or water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Wash chicken and giblets, pat dry.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Sprinkle half of garlic and oregano inside cavity of chicken.
  4. Melt butter in frying pan and brown chicken.
  5. Transfer to crock pot.
  6. Sprinkled with remaining oregano and garlic.
  7. Add sherry or water to frying pan, stir to loosen brown bits.
  8. Pour into crockpot, cover and cook over low (200 degrees) for 8 hours.
  9. Add lemon juice at the last hour.
  10. Transfer chicken to cutting board.
  11. Skim fat from juices and pour into a serving bowl.
  12. Carve chicken and serve with juices over chicken.


4 servings


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