Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 30 Mins
4 servings

Dinner doesn't get any easier than a 5-ingredient roasted chicken. And if you have chicken left over, you can use it in soups, salads, or sandwiches.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rub chicken and cavities with 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic cloves, salt, and pepper.

Step 2

Tuck chicken wings under; tie legs together with string, if desired. Pour remaining 1 tablespoon oil into a large cast-iron skillet; place chicken, breast side up, in skillet.

Step 3

Place 1 rosemary sprig and 2 lemon quarters into neck cavity of chicken; repeat in lower cavity. Place remaining rosemary sprig underneath skin.

Step 4

Bake at 450° for 30 minutes; reduce heat to 350°, and bake 1 hour. Serve with Jan's Roasted Potatoes.

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Ratings & Reviews

jschulz's Review

August 18, 2013
Really like the flavors of this roast chicken-used fresh spices. Nice weekend dinner for the family, great for weeks where you need cooked chicken later in the week.

britneybarrow's Review

August 12, 2012
Amazing recipe! I make this monthly and it always turns out great.

DomesticDragon's Review

March 12, 2010
I soaked the hen in a kosher salt brine for 1&1/2 hours before cooking and used grond rosemary instead of fresh. Otherwise I followed the recipe and it was PERFECT! I served it with steamed veggies in herb butter sauce and rosemary bread. It's our new favoite meal. Super easy, beautiful presentation and fabulous flavor.

murrayolivia66's Review

June 24, 2009
Turned out very well :)

Kellye's Review

January 26, 2009
Very good! Chicken is tender and juicy. Whole family loves it!!!! you will have to wipe down the oven afterward, but it's worth it. Serve with mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls - ultimate comfort food.