SIMPLE ROASTED CHICKEN (SALLYE)

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
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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

How to Make SIMPLE ROASTED CHICKEN (SALLYE)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 450º
  • 2Wash 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)
  • 3Peel garlic cloves and finely mince.

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

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

    Place chicken in the roasting pan or dish, breast side up.
  • 6Cook 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
  • 7Remove 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.

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About SIMPLE ROASTED CHICKEN (SALLYE)

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