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juicy roasted chicken recipe

A plate of delicious roasted chicken wings

Here is a recipe for juicy roasted chicken:

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes Servings: 6


  • 1 (3-4 pound) whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 1 head garlic, halved crosswise
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 sprigs thyme

Instructions for juicy roasted chicken recipe :

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Rub the chicken all over with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the lemon, garlic, rosemary, and thyme inside the chicken cavity.
  4. Place the chicken in a roasting pan, breast side up.
  5. Roast the chicken for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) when measured with a meat thermometer.
  6. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.

To dress the chicken and make it look beautiful, you can try one of the following options:

  • Garnish the carved chicken with fresh herbs such as parsley, basil, or chives.
  • Place the carved chicken on a bed of colorful vegetables, such as roasted bell peppers or cherry tomatoes.
  • Surround the chicken with slices of lemon or orange for a bright and citrusy presentation.

Nutrition per serving (based on 6 servings):

  • Calories: 240
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Protein: 28 g

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know if you have any questions or need further guidance.

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