Easy Roast Chicken
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This easy Roast Chicken recipe is seasoned one of three ways, leaving you with oven roasted chicken that is tender, juicy, and so flavorful! Wonderful family dinner anytime.
whole fryer chicken
Ranch seasoning powder
, room temperature
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Set a rack inside a roasting pan and coat with nonstick cooking spray.
Remove giblets from inside of the chicken's cavity. Rinse the chicken inside and out. Thoroughly dry the chicken with paper towels.
Place the lemon slices, thyme, and a dash of coarse salt and pepper inside the chicken cavity.
In a small bowl, whisk together the seasonings, lemon juice, and Worcestershire.
Rub the chicken all over with the butter and seasoning mixture.
Tie the chicken legs together with kitchen twine and tuck the wings underneath.
Place chicken, breast side up, on the rack in the pan; transfer to the oven.
Roast, uncovered, until an instant thermometer registers 165 degrees F in the thickest part of the thigh (avoiding the bone), about 55 minutes.
Slice the legs, wings, and breasts and serve with your favorite sides.
For recipe tips, seasoning blend variations, and storage information, please refer to the full article.
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.
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