Simple Roasted Chicken

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8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces chicken)


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1 (5- to 6-pound) roasting chicken
Cooking spray
1 teaspoon dried herbs (such as basil, oregano, or thyme)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper


Preheat oven to 450°.

Remove the giblets and neck from chicken; discard. Rinse chicken under cold water; pat dry. Trim excess fat.

Place chicken, breast side up, on a broiler pan. Insert meat thermometer into meaty part of thigh, making sure not to touch bone. Coat chicken with cooking spray; sprinkle with herbs, salt, and pepper.

Bake at 450° for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 400°; bake an additional 45 minutes or until thermometer registers 180°. Discard skin.

Created date

April 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 163
Caloriesfromfat 36 %
Fat 6.4 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 2.3 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 24.6 g
Carbohydrate 0.1 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 76 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 146 mg
Calcium 19 mg