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4.82 from 11 votes

Roasted Cinnamon Lemon Chicken (Paleo, Gluten-free)

This Roasted Cinnamon Lemon Chicken with caramelized onions is baked to perfection and comes out juicy and moist every time. A delicious healthy meal. Paleo
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy dinner, keto dinner, lemon chicken, moist baked chicken, roated chicken recipe
Servings: 6 (4 to 6 people)
Calories: 523kcal
Author: Adriana Harlan -


  • 5.5 lbs whole organic chicken
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 small lemon
  • 2 teaspoons fine Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons green onions chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Place chicken in a large roasting pan. Sprinkle the salt, pepper and cinnamon over the chicken, then drizzle with olive oil.
  • Thinly slice the onion and place it in the pan around the chicken. Add salt and olive oil to onions.
  • Cut the lemon into thin slices and place them over the chicken.
  • Sprinkle chopped green onions over the chicken and bake uncovered for 1 hour. Rotate the pan once after 30 minutes to ensure both sides cook evenly.



If you can, buy a chicken that is not just organic but also pastured. This means the chickens were raised outdoors eating nutritious bugs in the ground, which in turns gives you a lot more nutrition ;)
A note about salt - I only use Himalayan salt to cook and bake with. It's more nutritions and tastes great. Not all salts are the same and some give your food a saltier taste. The link to the one I use is below.
P.S. Have you seen my Skillet Chicken with Spicy Paprika Sauce recipe? It's also delicious! Click here for the recipe.


Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g