41 Reviews

This was super delicious! I made a few changes. My chicken was about 5 lbs so I added 10 minutes to the cook time and lowered the temp to 400 for the last 10 minutes. I also added 2 garlic cloves to the inside cavity of the chicken. It came out so moist and the flavor was wonderful! My husband is already looking forward to me making this again! :)

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Jeano09 January 30, 2012

came out perfect!

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redsparklies September 05, 2011

This deserves so much more then 5 stars. The chicken was incredibly moist and so flavourful. Who knew you could accomplish such taste with just salt and pepper. This is the only way I'll roast chicken from now on. Thanks Trinkets for sharing your recipe.

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Diana #2 August 26, 2011

Our chicken had a lovely golden, crispy skin, and was tender and delicious on the inside. I sprinkled some poultry seasoning on as well (can't resist), and next time I think I'll try to get some of the seasoning beneath the skin too. It really is yummy, though it did smoke up the oven and kitchen. My eyes were watering, but then so was my mouth...

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Christmas Carol February 16, 2011

This was so simple yet really delicious. The full flavor of the chicken really comes through and the skin had a delightful crunch. The meat was super moist. The only critique we have for this recipe is the salt. Next time we make, will cut down by half. Aside from that, it was delicious!

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jedi master in training November 07, 2010

Very good recipe and so easy! I used a chicken cut-up instead of a whole chicken. I added a little fresh sage also.

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aviva December 01, 2009

We loved it! It crackled in the oven and smelled so good. I had a 4.5 pound chicken and it took a little over an hour. I thought it'd be longer. Thanks for a great recipe!

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Chef Doozer October 23, 2009

This is the BEST ROASTED CHICKEN EVER! I had to go on a low iodine diet for 3 weeks the food recommended had no taste. I found this recipe & it saved my palete. I used the carcass to make chicken stock using Chicken Stock Using Carcass. Thanks for the lifesaving recipe.

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Justin's Mom October 04, 2009

Your recipe lives true to it's name. Hubby wanted roasted chicken tonight for dinner, so being a semi inexperienced cook, I scoured zaar for the simplest I could find. I have attempted to make roasted chicken before but it has never turned out this good! Hubby raved and my stomach feels so full now that it might pop...and we ate 2 hours ago! Hard to believe such a great recipe can come from so few ingredients. Will never make roasted chicken any other way!

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sam_bauer13 September 28, 2009

My chicken was about 5.5 pounds, so I had to turn the temperature from 450 to 400 after about an hour because the skin started to burn a little bit. But this was the best roasted chicken I've ever made! The skin is crispy and delicious and the meat is so tender and juicy! I'll definitely be making it this way all the time!!

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dani1122 September 13, 2009
Best Roasted Chicken You'll Ever Have!!