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Herb-Roasted Chicken recipe


  • One whole chicken (4-5 lbs)
  • Three tablespoons olive oil
  • One tablespoon of chopped fresh rosemary
  • One tablespoon of chopped fresh thyme
  • One tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • One lemon, cut into wedges

Instructions to make Herb-Roasted Chicken :

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Rinse the chicken and pat it dry with paper towels.
  3. Mix the olive oil, rosemary, thyme, parsley, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Place the chicken in a roasting pan and brush the herb mixture all over the chicken. Squeeze the lemon wedges over the chicken.
  5. Roast the chicken for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  6. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.

This recipe is for a whole chicken that weighs 4-5 lbs, which should be enough to feed 4-6 people, depending on their appetite and whether or not you are serving any other dishes alongside the chicken. If you need to feed a larger group, you can adjust the recipe by using multiple chickens or adding more ingredients to increase the quantity.

As far as nutrition goes, a 4-ounce serving of roasted chicken breast without the skin provides around:

  • 26 grams of protein
  • 0 grams of carbohydrate
  • 3 grams of fat

Roasted chicken is a good source of protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing tissues in the body. This recipe is also a good source of B vitamins, which are important for energy production, and minerals such as phosphorus, vital for strong bones.

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