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Roasted Chicken Recipe

Roasted Chicken Recipe

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 YIELD: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)


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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!!"

tamarachronister User ID: 1908061 28091
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

"Delicious! I don't keep celery salt and onion salt in the house - so I used a little bit of celery seed and onion powder - used the olive oil as well. Definitely will make again, all loved it!!"

MichMajor User ID: 6203085 23651
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"VERY good!! Someone suggested brushing the chicken with olive oil and that was a fantastic suggestion, made for perfect crispy skin! My entire family loved it!"

galinthewoods User ID: 3317961 22282
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"Next time, I would spread the salty seasonings on the back and inside like the recipe says instead of all on the top like I did as the top was just a little too salty. I used a free-range chicken and it turned out fantastic."

darrr User ID: 5315483 52365
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"Very easy and tasty! I poured a little olive oil over the chicken then topped with the seasoning. Delicious and moist!"

maupinsgirl User ID: 4695741 52364
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"My first whole chicken and it turned out great! I did replace the salt with garlic salt and I didn't have any onion salt so I used onion powder instead."

tedibear User ID: 2097498 23315
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"This chicken came out moist, tender and very tasty. I will make this one again!"

swinny User ID: 1858482 23649
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2010

"I used a reynolds cooking bag, threw a couple of red skinned potatoes in w/it and it turned out great!!!! Yum :)"

niteshrd User ID: 3891885 202669
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009


niteshrd User ID: 3891885 47245
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009


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