Classic Roast Chicken Recipe

Gather loved ones to the table with this always-winning (and surprisingly easy) entrée

Every home cook has a go-to recipe—the perfect dish to please even the pickiest eater or to impress every last guest at a dinner party. Perhaps this French favorite, a whole chicken seasoned with lemon and thyme and roasted to golden, crispy-skinned precision, will become yours. Reclaim celebrations of every size with this rustic culinary classic.

Recipe syndicated from Sub-Zero Wolf

Simple Roast Chicken
4.7 from 80 ratings
Forget grocery store rotisseries; this simple recipe for both expert and novice cooks alike, will have you perfecting a juicy roast chicken in no time.
Prep Time
Cook Time
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Maldon or sea salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • One 3.5-to-4-pound chicken
  • 1 head garlic, split horizontally
  • 1 lemon, split horizontally
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  1. Position the oven rack to rack position 3. Preheat Wolf electric oven to ROAST at 375°F.
  2. Rub salt and pepper on the inside and outside skin of the chicken. Place the garlic, lemon and thyme inside the chicken cavity. Loosely tie the legs together. Rub oil over the entire chicken. Place the chicken on the roasting rack over a broiler pan. When the oven is preheated, place it in the oven. Insert a temperature probe in the center of the chicken thigh and set for 180°. The chicken will take 50 to 65 minutes to reach the internal temperature. Remove from the oven and allow to stand for 15 minutes. Then serve.
Calories per Serving 770
Total Fat 57.2 g
Saturated Fat 14.4 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 216.9 mg
Total Carbohydrates 6.9 g
Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
Total Sugars 0.5 g
Sodium 1,091.6 mg
Protein 55.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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