Delicious Roast Chicken (Or Turkey, Cornish Hens, Etc.)

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Wonderfully flavored, moist, tender and juicy chicken! My best roast chicken!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove any "innards" from chicken.
  2. Rinse chicken and cavity with cold water, pat dry with paper towel.
  3. Oil outside of chicken well with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle with seasoning salt inside and out.
  5. Place on rack in shallow roasting pan with a 1/2" of water covering bottom of pan.
  6. Sprinkle rest of spices and herbs evenly on outside of chicken.
  7. Tie legs together if desired. Tuck wings under.
  8. Roast, uncovered, in 350° oven for about 2 hours or until done. (*About 20 minutes per pound).
  9. *Baste every 30 minutes with melted butter.
  10. (You can also baste with juices from the pan when enough accumulate. But start with butter).
  11. Let chicken rest for about 15-20 minutes before carving.
  12. Great for turkeys, too!


Most Helpful

I have made this recipe two times. I just had to write a review, this is the best cornish hen I have ever had. It comes out perfect everytime. Thanks for posting it.

kellg694 November 04, 2010

Excellent ! I halved the recipe and used it on 2 Cornish Hens. I made no changes besides cutting the cooking time. Will certainly make this dish again. Thanks for sharing.

Dotty2 May 27, 2010

Great made a turkey. It was moist and deliciioyus can't wait for a chicken. Did add some lemon pepper as well.

aronsinvest February 22, 2009

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