Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 1 hr 30 mins | Total time: 1 hr 45 mins | Yield: 6
If you love the classics, then you’ll enjoy this classic oven-roasted chicken perfectly seasoned with lemon and rosemary. Not only that this always turned out juicy and tender, but this oven-roasted chicken recipe is very economical! This is my top pick for the best overall roasted chicken that I always come back to again and again.
You’ll never feel out of your comfort zone with this easy recipe. I have always been intimidated by cooking a whole chicken. Finding this recipe makes it easier for me to pull off this oven-roasted chicken. This is also perfect if you are stretching your budget. I serve this delicious oven-roasted chicken over green beans or with mashed potatoes for a filling meal that my family loves so much!
1/3 c. butter, softened
1 whole fryer
2 sprigs rosemary
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
How to make Oven Roasted Chicken
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees.
Step 2: Take the giblets off the chicken, then rinse the chicken and pat them dry.
Step 3: Mix the butter, seasonings, and lemon zest. Next, loosen the chicken skin. Under the skin of the chicken, rub the seasoned butter on the entire chicken.
Step 4: Place the quartered lemon and rosemary inside the cavity of the chicken. If preferred, tie the legs of the chicken.
Step 5: Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the juices run clear and the internal temperature of the chicken reached 175 degrees.
Step 6: Using foil, loosely cover the chicken if it is browning too quickly.
Step 7: Remove the chicken when done and allow it to rest for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then, carve the chicken. Enjoy!