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Roast Chicken

Learn how to make the best Roast Chicken recipe! Fear not with this simple rotisserie-style spice blend and step-by-step instructions that will give you juicy and flavorful chicken with perfectly crisp skin every time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipe, roast chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 317kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 lb whole chicken
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Mix the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika in a small bowl.
  • Rub the spice mixture all over the bird, coating the skin. Reserve 1 tbsp of the mixture and sprinkle it inside the chicken.
  • Bake on a roasting pan with a roasting rack for 20 min per pound. Increase temp to 450 and roast for another 20 minutes. Internal temperature should be 165 F degrees.

Notes

Transfer the leftovers to an airtight container in the fridge and store up to 4 days. The gravy will last in the fridge, covered, for 2 days, or 1 week if you bring it to a full boil before serving.
To freeze your leftovers, I would shred the remaining chicken and store in an airtight container. You can also store the chicken in individual sized containers for easier thawing. It will last up to 4 months. Thaw either in the microwave or in a skillet over medium heat with a splash of chicken broth.

 

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.4mg