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Roasted Chicken Recipe

Roasted Chicken Recipe

"This moist and tender chicken is a real time-saver on a busy weekend," writes Marian Platt of Sequim, Washington. "A simple blend of seasonings makes it a snap to prepare, and it smells heavenly as it roasts."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:8-12 servings


  • 2 roasting chickens (about 5 pounds each)
  • 1 teaspoon each salt, seasoned salt, celery salt and onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Pat chickens dry. Place with breast side up in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Combine seasonings; rub over and inside chickens.
  • 2. Cover and bake at 400° for 1 hour. Uncover and bake 30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 180°. Yield: 4-6 servings per chicken.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (12 ounces) equals 138 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 660 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, 21 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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