Meyer lemon mayonnaise roasted chicken recipe

Whether you’re hosting Easter dinner for a crowd or just serving your own family, this meyer lemon mayonnaise roasted chicken will be a huge hit. No one says ham is an Easter dinner requirement. In fact, I know a lot of people who aren’t fans of pork. So we present this gorgeous, golden whole roasted chicken bursting with tangy Meyer lemon flavors.

Why Meyer lemons? You can use any lemons you’d like, but Meyer lemons offer that zippy citrus flavor with a little less tartness, allowing the chicken to be the star of the show.

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First you smother the outside of your chicken with a mixture of mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, and thyme for a tender-crisp skin. Then stuff the cavity with lemon quarters, pour a little white wine into the pan, and roast! It’s pretty simple for how elegant and beautiful this bird is.

So this Easter, try something different and serve up this springtime Meyer Lemon Mayonnaise Roasted Chicken recipe from Nutmeg Nanny!

Meyer Lemon Mayonnaise Roasted Chicken

Yield: 1 chicken

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 (5 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Meyer lemon, divided
  • 6 fresh sprigs thyme, leaves removed (more if desired)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine

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