Simple Roasted Chicken

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces chicken)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 163
  • Calories from fat: 36%
  • Fat: 6.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 24.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.1g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 76mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 146mg
  • Calcium: 19mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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