Basic and Easy Whole Roasted Chicken Recipe

Whole roasted chicken

This basic and easy roasted chicken recipe is a must in your lineup. Use this whole roasted chicken in a classic like my chicken noodle soup!

Whole roasted chicken
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Roasted Whole Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 1 chicken
Author Jim


  • 1 chicken (whole, 3-4 pounds)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Roasting pan
  • Thermometer


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place roasting pan on a rack on the lower 1/3 of the oven.
  • Rub outside of the chicken with oil, then enough salt and pepper to coat (about 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of ground pepper).
  • Once oven is preheated, let pan warm for an additional 10 minutes. Carefully place chicken in the hot pan breast side up and roast for 60-70 minutes, or until the internal temperature at the breast is 165 degrees.
  • Once cooked, remove and let rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.


Serving: 1chicken | Calories: 1kcal

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