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Simple Roasted Chicken

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces chicken)

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.

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

  3. 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.

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