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Oregano Roasting Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours


6 servings

This is a fantastic five-ingredient recipe that takes almost no time to prep for the oven. —Simple and Delicious Test Kitchen


  • 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


  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°.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 601 calories, 39g fat (14g saturated fat), 199mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 56g protein.

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  • katlaydee3
    Nov 12, 2015

    This was moist and delicious. I'm excited to try the Chicken Tortilla Vegetable Soup with the leftovers.

  • gunslinger
    Mar 16, 2015

    Very tasty, I would loosen skin and rub some of the butter and seasonings on the meat for added flavor! Makes a delicious gravy too!

  • homemadewithlove
    Oct 27, 2014

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

  • ReneeMurby
    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.

  • pajamaangel
    Jul 18, 2014

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

  • slye10001000
    Mar 15, 2014

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

  • DViola
    Oct 24, 2013

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

  • Mannie83
    Apr 4, 2013

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  • AShadowDweller
    Feb 3, 2013

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  • cwbuff2
    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.