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Oregano Roasting Chicken

 Oregano Roasting Chicken
This is a fantastic five-ingredient recipe that takes almost no time to prep for the oven. —Simple and Delicious Test Kitchen
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
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.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.