Simple Roast Chicken

iris mccall


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.


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4 plus leftovers
20 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 450°
  2. Take all seasonings, and olive oil and make a paste. Rub over chicken that has been rinsed and patted dry.
  3. Dot your chicken with butter or not. I do for added richness.
  4. Put your chicken in the oven uncovered for the 1st 20 minutes. Then lower temperature to 400° and continue roasting, another 40-50 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven after a total time of 1 hour 15 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before cutting.

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About Simple Roast Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Sodium Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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