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Beautifully roasted chicken, oven roast chicken in a pan with lemons and rosemary
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Roast Chicken Recipe

Delicious oven roasted chicken, this simple meal offers crispy golden skin, deliciously moist bird, and almost no effort on your part! You will love it.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roast chicken, roast chicken recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 3-4 pound whole chicken with giblets and neck removed from cavity
  • 1 Tbs Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsps minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp minced fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 Tbs butter
  • 2 Tbs Dijon mustard


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Rinse the chicken, then dry it well with paper towels, inside and out.
  • Salt and pepper the cavity, as well as the exterior skin of the chicken
  • Mix your butter, mustard, garlic and fresh herbs together, and using your fingers, make a space between the skin and the chicken breast, being careful not to tear or rip the skin, and fill it with half your butter mixture. Rub the remaining butter mixture across the exterior of the bird and into the cavity.
  • Truss the bird. (Optional)
  • Place the chicken in a sauté pan or roasting pan and, when the oven is up to temperature, put the chicken in the oven.
  • Roast it until it's done, 50 to 60 minutes. Until internal temperature is 165 degrees.
  • Remove it from the oven and baste the chicken with the juices in the pan, let it rest for 15 minutes on a cutting board.
  • Carve and enjoy!



Calories: 325kcal | Protein: 20g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1380mg | Potassium: 212mg | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.2mg