Roast Chicken With Italian Seasonings

Recipe by highcotton
READY IN: 1hr 25mins




  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Cut onions into thick slices (approximately 1/2").
  • Using a broiler pan with rack in place, lay onion slices on rack to form a'bed' on which the chicken will sit.
  • (The rack will allow excess grease to run off; the onions will impart nice flavor and will prevent chicken from sticking.).
  • Remove giblets from cavity of chicken; rinse well with cold water and pat dry.
  • Using a pastry brush (or your hands), coat entire outside of chicken lightly but thoroughly with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper and Italian seasonings (amounts given above are just general guidelines listed in the original recipe-- it's better to sprinkle evenly all over rather than trying to measure exactly).
  • Place chicken on top of onion slices BREAST SIDE DOWN; cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; reduce temperature setting to 400 degrees F.
  • Carefully turn chicken over so that the breast side is facing up; return to oven for an additional 45 minutes, or until done.
  • Allow to rest 10 minutes before carving (IMPORTANT STEP!).