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Oregano Roasting Chicken Recipe
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Oregano Roasting Chicken Recipe

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This is a fantastic five-ingredient recipe that takes almost no time to prep for the oven. —Simple and Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 roasting chicken (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 601 calories, 39 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 199 mg cholesterol, 652 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 56 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, salad dressing mix and lemon juice. Place chicken on a rack in an ungreased roasting pan. Spoon butter mixture over chicken.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with oregano. Bake, uncovered, for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 180°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Oregano Roasting Chicken in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p16

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 601 calories, 39 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 199 mg cholesterol, 652 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 56 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2014

This is awesome!!!! It was loved by all. I will definitely make this again.

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Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

My kids just loved this. Definitely will be making this again.

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

This is a true Simple and Delicious 5-ingredient recipe! It's amazing how good it tastes with so few ingredients! I used a fresh lemon for the juice, which I think is much better, and made a gravy from the pan drippings using Wondra flour.

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Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

My 14-year-old son made this for a family dinner. It was absolutely delicious.

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Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

This is an excellent recipe!! And very easy. Very delicious, MOIST and tasty. My family loved it!! Even my daughter (who doesn't usually eat meat) liked it.

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