This easy roast chicken recipe makes moist, delicious roast chicken. Spend 5 to 10 minutes preparing it, add carrots and potatoes and you’re done with dinner!
1-2 cloves garlic
salt and pepper
1 tsp. thyme (to taste)
1 tsp. rosemary (to taste)
1 tsp. oregano (to taste)
Preheat the oven to 450°.
Rub the inside of the chicken with garlic cloves.
If you’re using the optional items, put the thyme, rosemary and oregano (to taste) inside the bird.
Rub the outside of the bird with olive oil and salt and pepper.
Bake at 450-500° for 15 minutes.
Then turn the oven down to 400° and roast for 35-45 minutes (for a 2 1/2 pound bird) or 1 hour (for a 3-5 pound bird) or until the temperature of the thigh reaches 180°. You can also let it cook all day in the crockpot on low.
Allow the chicken to rest 10 minutes before serving. Serves 6-8.