Roasted Chicken Recipe
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Roasted Chicken Recipe

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This moist and tender chicken is a real time-saver on a busy weekend. A simple blend of seasonings makes it a snap to prepare, and it smells heavenly as it roasts. —Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3 to 4 pounds each)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 293 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Mix seasonings.
  2. Place chickens on a rack in a roasting pan, breast side up. Rub seasonings over outside and inside of chickens. Tuck under wings; tie together drumsticks. Roast until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours. (Cover loosely with foil if chickens brown too quickly.)
  3. Remove from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Roasted Chicken in Quick Cooking May/June 1998 , p16

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 242522
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

"easy and very tasty."

lauramarielawson User ID: 5246360 236832
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2015

"So good! I put an onion inside the chicken and put potatoes, carrots, and celery in the pan. I used olive oil over everything before adding the seasoning. Even my kids loved it!"

Pulseox User ID: 2055993 202670
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"Wow! The season combination is great! I am roasting bone-in chicken breasts for a chicken casserole and the smell in the kitchen is amazing! I will use this recipe again!"

kfleming55 User ID: 6902687 22283
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

"the nutritional facts are wrong.

12oz is over 300 cal and no way a serving size"

Springscook User ID: 4280266 22035
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"I rubbed chicken with olive oil before applying spices. I also put an onion in the cavity. In addition, I put red potatoes & carrots around chicken in roasting pan. I sprinkled garlic power too over chicken & veggies. Yummy!!"

7sophie14 User ID: 6995159 22033
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"I had never roasted a chicken before I tried this recipe. WOW. I looked at the comments from others and decided to put an onion in the cavity. The house smelled so good all of us were hungry. It's so simple to have a chicken to eat now and one to freeze for later. Thank you, Taste of Home! Have made this recipe several times with variations on the spices. Always turns out great."

7sophie14 User ID: 6995159 17107
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"This was great. Simple, moist, and ready right on time... Loved it. Will make this often."

s_pants User ID: 174050 47249
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"It was very good, very basic roasted chicken. The meat was a little drier than I like if it wasn't mixed with the broth that was made while cooking."

Veronak User ID: 6435040 23316
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2012

"Delicious! I made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing. I followed the recipe not realizing it called for two chickens, I used the entire seasoning on one chicken with some onion in the chicken cavity. This was really good and I will be making this again."

tamarachronister User ID: 1908061 46207
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

"I forgot t mark 5 stars!!"

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