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Dana's Roasted Chicken

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Serves 4 - 6 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 75 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

Easy! The kids love it.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 whole roasting (or other) chicken
1 carrot
1/2 onion
2 garlic cloves
Rosemary, thyme, or other herbs depending on your taste


Preheat oven to 400 F

Rinse and dry chicken

Rub salt over and under the skin and in the cavity

Peel garlic and crush with the side of a knife

Rub garlic under the skin. Either leave pieces under the skin or put in the cavity

Rub herbs under the skin if desired. Leave under the skin or put in the cavity

Put sliced carrot and onion in the cavity

Put Chicken in a roasting pan breast side down

Cook a 5 lb chicken for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Adjust time according to the size of your chicken.

When done, let the chicken sit for 5 - 10 minutes before carving. Remove the skin and carve as desired.

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