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roast chicken

Easy Roast Chicken

  • Author: Patty Woodland
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 75 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 - 6 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 5 – 6 lb chicken
  • 2 small onions
  • 2 small heads of garlic
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 TBS salt
  • 2 TBS Herbes de Provence
  • 2 TBS olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Cut the onions, garlic heads and lemons into quarters and add to a bowl.
  • Add the Herbes de provence and salt.
  • Add the olive oil and mix well.
  • Stuff the mixture into the chicken.
  • Rub the olive oil/herb mixture left in the bottom of the bowl over the top of the bird.
  • Roast at 400° for half an hour and then lower the temperature to 350° to finish the bird.
  • Cook the bird until the thigh meat registers 170° about another hour. (Depending on the weight of your chicken.)
  • Cover the chicken with foil and let rest for at least 15 minutes before carving and serving.

Keywords: roast chicken, moist roast chicken, delicious roast chicken