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roast chicken recipe
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roast chicken recipe

how to roast a whole chicken
this recipe gives you a roast chicken with flavor… it delivers crispy skin.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roast chicken recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 470kcal
Author: Luda huang


  • oven


  • 1 whole chicken
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves smashed
  • 2 Tbsp butter well softened
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion peeled and sliced into halves
  • Vegetable oil for skillet
  • sprigs thyme
  • parsley sprigs
  • rosemary


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Trim of excess fat from chicken (found near neck and cavity) and remove any pin feathers that may be left behind.
  • Remove giblets from the center of chicken (discard or reserve for another use). Dab chicken well dry with paper towels
  • Rub a cast iron skillet with a little vegetable oil then transfer chicken to skillet, breast side facing upward.
  • Season inside cavity with salt and pepper then Stuff the garlic head into the chicken cavity along with the rosemary sprigs and the herbs.
  • Rub butter all over the chicken (focus especially on the upper breast side) and season all over with salt and pepper.
  • Tie chicken legs together with kitchen twine and fold the wing tips back and tuck under chicken.
  • Roast chicken in the preheated oven until thigh registers 165 and breast register 160, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Broil until golden and crispy!
  • Transfer chicken to a carving board or platter (leave drippings in pan).


Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 444IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg