Easy Roast Chicken

This Easy Roast Chicken is perfect in it's simplicity!  Once you learn how to make this, you can feed yourself and your family for years to come!  Use the leftovers for all kinds of recipes!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
287 kcal


  • 1 5-6 pound Whole Chicken
  • 1 bunch fresh Rosemary
  • 2 lemons quartered
  • 2 yellow onions peeled and quartered
  • 6 whole carrots - peeled
  • 5 cloves garlic - peeled and left whole
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a roasting pan with foil for easy clean up if desired (I always desire this!).
  3. Remove giblets from cavity of chicken along with any excess fat and discard.
  4. Rinse inside and out and pat dry with paper towels.
  5. Rub skin with olive oil.
  6. Salt and pepper inside and out.
  7. Stuff cavity with rosemary, lemons and garlic.
  8. Tie legs and tuck in wings of chicken.
  9. Stack vegetables on roasting pan and set chicken on top.
  10. Roast for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours until meat thermometer (placed between thigh and breast) reads 165 degrees.
  11. Remove from oven and let rest 15 minutes before carving.
  12. Serve with roasted vegetables.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Roast Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Potassium 514mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 206.9%
Vitamin C 33.8%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.