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Whole Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken

The Best Roast Chicken is a simple and straight forward recipe that feeds the whole family! Crispy skin, full of flavor with oh, so juicy!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword oven roasted chicken, roast chicken, roast chicken recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 325kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 3 large carrots washed and cut into large pieces
  • 3 ribs celery washed and cut into large pieces
  • 1 onion cut into chunks
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 whole chicken 3-4 lb bird, neck and giblets removed
  • 1 whole bulb garlic cut in half lengthwise


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a small roasting pan or baking dish, toss carrots, celery, and onion with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper and place into the bottom of the pan.
  • Pat entire chicken dry with paper towels, add garlic bulb into the cavity of the bird and tie legs together with kitchen twine (or use a small rubber band). Brush with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Place overtop veggies and roast 60-90 minutes or until golden brown and registers at 165 degrees in the thigh.
  • Remove from oven, cover with foil and rest chicken 20 minutes. Carve the entire bird and serve.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4737IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg