Perfect Roast Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by cooking with love

There are hundreds of ways to roast a chicken. This one gave a nice simple and juicy flavor that my family loved. It was declared a "don't lose this recipe mom." I used a Hawaiian salt on the chicken but any coarse salt would work. The Hawaiian salt just adds a bit of a different flavor.

Top Review by Debbwl

I roast chicken all the time with lemon and garlic so the addition of fresh ginger made a tasty and unique twist. Thanks for the post.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Rinse and dry chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper inside the cavity as much as you like.
  3. Place the lemon and ginger slices and garlic cloves inside the cavity.
  4. Place in a shallow roasting pan and rub on some olive oil.
  5. Season the outside with more salt and pepper.
  6. Roast 15 minutes then decrease heat to 375 degrees.
  7. Roast an additional 65 minutes. Do not open the door during this process.
  8. Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes.

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