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simple roast chicken

a recipe by
iris mccall
chicago, IL

This chicken is superjuicy and very flavorful. Though there are a lot of ingredients, 4 of mine were tubed and I made the paste in about 10 minutes. For those that are accent shy omit it, the kosher salt adds more than enough enhancer. I just wanted something around the house to nosh on and it will become chicken salad or on cooler days served with herbed mushroom rice and zucchini.

serves 4 plus leftovers
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Roast

Ingredients For simple roast chicken

  • 1 (4) lb
    fresh or frozen chicken
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    basil, tubed
  • 2 Tbsp
    cilantro, i use refridgerated
  • 2 clove
    garlic, smashed
  • 6 slice
    butter, salted
  • 2 Tbsp
    oregano, tubed
  • 2 Tbsp
  • accent, optional

How To Make simple roast chicken

  • From Instagram: I'm not crazy people,  I have to go thru Instagram to get my ingredients to my cooking club website.
    Preheat oven to 450°
  • From Instagram:
    Take all seasonings, and olive oil and make a paste. Rub over chicken that has been rinsed and patted dry.
  • From Instagram: Getting ready to roast this puppy...chicken salad bound
    Dot your chicken with butter or not. I do for added richness.
  • From Instagram: Getting ready to roast this puppy...chicken salad bound
    Put your chicken in the oven uncovered for the 1st 20 minutes. Then lower temperature to 400° and continue roasting, another 40-50 minutes.
  • From Instagram: Done!!!! 1 hr 15 min  no miss no fuss and didn't heat up the house.
    Remove from oven after a total time of 1 hour 15 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before cutting.