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Dijon chicken with lemons in glass baking dish

Dijon Chicken with Meyer Lemons

Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: European
Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Marinade: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Edyta
Dijon Chicken with Meyer Lemons is a delicious option for an easy weeknight dinner. Full of flavor with tangy Dijon Mustard and Meyer Lemons, with a beautiful tangerine undertone.
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  • 1 Whole Chicken - cut into 8 parts
  • 4 Meyer Lemons
  • 1 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped Rosemary + few whole strings
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil Extra Virgin


  • In a bowl, mix together Dijon mustard, juice, and zest from two lemons, chopped rosemary, pepper flakes, olive oil, and salt and pepper.
  • Whisk the mixture together.
  • Place the chicken in the baking dish (9x13").
  • Brush the mixture over the chicken; leaving a couple of tablespoons for re-painting during the roasting process.
  • Cover the chicken with the plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours up to overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Slice 1 Meyer lemons and place it on top of the chicken, squeeze the juice from the remaining lemon all over the chicken and add few sprigs of rosemary on top.
  • Roast chicken for 40 to 45 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.