SIMPLE ROASTED CHICKEN (SALLYE)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

This is a good basic roasted chicken recipe that you can make with little or no labor. Just about any of your favorite sides will make a great accompaniment to this dish. It comes pretty close to the taste of rotisserie chicken.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
whole chicken, 3 to 4 lbs.
1 tsp
kosher or sea salt
1 tsp
ground black pepper
1 Tbsp
fresh orange zest
2 medium
garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp
fresh rosemary, minced
1/2 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 450º
2
Wash the chicken inside and out and pat dry with paper towels.

Mix salt and pepper and generously rub into the dried chicken (inside and out)
3
Peel garlic cloves and finely mince.

Zest (grate) the orange part only rind of a fresh orange.

Crush the rosemary leaves.
4
In a small bowl, mix garlic, orange zest, crushed rosemary, and red pepper flakes together and rub on the chicken inside and out. .
5
Line a roasting pan or dish with parchment paper.

Place chicken in the roasting pan or dish, breast side up.
6
Cook chicken uncovered for about 30 minutes until internal temperature reaches 180º.

If you don't have a thermometer, test chicken at the meatiest part of the thigh with a fork or skewer. If the juices run clear, it is done.

If it begins to get too brown before it's done, lightly tent a piece of foil over the top.

Don't overcook or it will be DRY and tough. LOL
7
Remove from oven to a serving platter.

You can either serve immediately or store in fridge overnight if you prefer cold chicken.

It makes excellent sandwiches.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy