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Roast Chicken Recipe

The PERFECT Simple Roast Chicken Recipe that makes the crispiest skin, juiciest chicken with just five minutes of prep and one hour in the oven. Never buy store-bought rotisserie chicken again!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Roast Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 312 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 4-5 pound chicken , giblets discarded
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Dry the chicken with paper towels inside and out then season with salt, pepper and thyme.
  3. Place into baking pan and cook for 15 minutes, then lower heat to 375 degrees and cook for 40-45 minutes or until the middle of the thigh reads 165 degrees on a probe thermometer.

Nutrition Facts
Roast Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 489mg 20%
Potassium 274mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 4.1%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 7.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.