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

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Wildflour

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

Top Review by kellg694

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.

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!

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