Roasted Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing


12 servings

Updated: Jun. 10, 2022
This 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


  • 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)


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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