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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. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine 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 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with oregano. Bake, uncovered, 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until a thermometer inserted in thigh reads 170°-175°. 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.

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"Awesome recipe!! The flavor really stood out and the gravy was amazing over mashed potatoes. Whole family loved this dinner."

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"This was quick and easy and tasted good. It didn't really stand out for me so I do not plan on making it again. It is good though."

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Reviewed Jul. 18, 2014

"Great recipe. The chicken was moist and tasty. Next time I will season under the skin as well."

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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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