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Cilantro Lime Whole Chicken

This cilantro lime chicken is perfect if you want tasty left overs!


  • 1 whole chicken, innards removed
  • 1 lime cut into 6 wedges
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic peeled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Begin by rinsing the inside of the chicken carcass  and patting dry.  

  3. Stuff the chicken with two lime wedges and the peeled garlic clove. We use aluminum foil to tie the two legs together to keep those ingredients inside the chicken.

  4. Brush the chicken with olive oil.

  5. Season both sides of the chicken with cilantro, cayenne, and salt and pepper. Squeeze reminder of lime wedges onto the top and bottom of the chicken.

  6. In a roasting pan, roast chicken breast side down for an hour and fifteen minutes, or until internal temp of 180. 

  7. Take out of the oven and cover with foil for 20 minutes before serving. Top with additional lime choice for added citrus.