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My Favorite Herb Roasted Chicken

Roasted chicken with vegetables is a simple one-pan meal like grandma used to make.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword herb roasted chicken recipe, one pan chicken and veggies, whole roasted chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 337 kcal
Author Janet Barton

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken 4-5 lbs
  • 1 lemon
  • zest from one lemon
  • 4-5 garlic cloves give or take minced
  • Grainy Dijon mustard
  • fresh parsley sage, rosemary & thyme (sing it) I use about 1 tablespoon of each
  • Extra-virgin olive oil about 1/3 cup 80 mL
  • salt and pepper
  • Assortment of root vegetables peel and chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 ℉ (232C) Wash chicken in cold water.  Pat dry with a paper towel.

  2. Squeeze the juice from 1/2 lemon. In a small bowl combine lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, grainy mustard, and fresh herbs. Mix together.

  3. Carefully lift the skin away from the breast of the chicken. Place a heaping spoonful of the herb mixture under the skin to coat breast meat. Reserve 1 tablespoon and pour the remaining in the cavity of the chicken.  Rub reserved mixture over the entire chicken. Place both lemon halves inside the cavity of the chicken.

  4. Tie legs together with a piece of twine and place in preheated oven. Bake for 15 minutes. Lower temperature to 350℉ (176C). Arrange vegetables around chicken and continue to bake for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes OR until the temperature of the leg meat reaches 165℉ (74C). Allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Recipe Notes

 
Nutrition Facts
My Favorite Herb Roasted Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 107mg4%
Potassium 327mg9%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 14.6mg18%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.