Easy Chicken Recipe Perfectly Oven Roasted Chicken

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Today we have an easy chicken recipe that was slightly adapted for Oven Roasted Chicken. As soon as those outdoor temperatures fall I switch the oven dial to on and start cooking and baking good old fashioned meals. It’s the time of year I think of oven roasting, comfort foods and baking.

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Recipes that you pop in the oven, warm your house up and entices the family with it’s aroma to say, “What are you cooking?” and “When is dinner ready?” This is a recipe that I found from Ina Garten, it’s her full proof way to perfectly roasted chicken all the time. I knew I had to try her recipe and put my own spin on it. Today I’m sharing my adapted Perfectly Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe.

This Meal Plan Monday recipe is so easy to make, prep, pop it in the oven and bake at 425 degrees until done. Prep is super easy! Butter, herbs, a whole chicken and your roasting dish that is oven proof and away we go. Let me share a bit more and then how to make this deliciously moist chicken recipe.

Oven Roasted Chicken

 I know I’ll be making this Perfectly Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe over and over again!

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Oh, I forgot to tell you the first night we ate the roasted chicken, then that night we made chicken stock with the left overs and used it for Our Favorite Chicken Tortilla Soup! I love meals that give you left overs for another dish don’t you?


You know some dinners just end up being your families favorites. This moist and tender chicken recipe is one that has become a family favorite for us.

Oven Roasted Chicken

Easy Recipe for a whole chicken:

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It’s seriously so easy! Take any packaged chicken parts out of the cavity and clean your chicken. Pat it dry. Pre coat your roasting pan with non stick spray.

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Quarter your lemon, cut a few patties of butter ( 2 tablespoons) and rinse off your fresh Rosemary. (or substitute with dried herbs) A dash of salt a little pepper.

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Adapted Easy Recipe:

Oven Roasted Chicken

Stuff the chicken with the lemon, rosemary, garlic and onion. Salt and pepper your chicken and bake until it’s fully cooked. Approximately 1-1/2 hours. Roughly 20 minutes per pound.

  • Note These Tips:
  • If your chicken makes a lot of juice you can pull out a little of the excess and baste as needed so it doesn’t splatter all over the oven. Ya, I don’t like cleaning ovens very much.
  • If the top is getting too dark you can tent some foil over the top but, don’t wrap the foil closed (I didn’t need to tent but, sometimes you do)
  • Make sure your oven racks are plenty far apart so the top of your chicken isn’t touching an oven rack

See how to Oven Roast a Chicken:

My families favorite sides are mashed potatoes and broccoli. They seriously love mashed potatoes so much I have to double the amount! Oh, comfort food! Make your families favorite sides when the chicken is baking.

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    1. Hi Shelly, Thanks! This recipe is so easy and delicious. Thanks for the follow on Pinterest I wish I could live in that world! lol Beautiful images, food, places, fashion & beauty. What more could one ask for right? Well, for all of it to be real! xo

    1. Hi Holly, Since I made this recipe I want to more often. It’s so easy to forget how many great ways there are to use the leftovers. We love chicken salads too. Thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment!

    1. Hi Krissy, One year my sister in law cooked the turkey stuffed with onion, herbs and fruit it was delicious. I rarely cook turkey unless we host Thanksgiving. But, I bet it would too. Thanks for dropping by.

  1. This looks fantastic!
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