Roast A Chicken
This roast chicken recipe is so simple to prepare and easy to cook. You can skip the store-bought rotisserie chicken and save money when you learn how to roast a chicken at home.
This roasted chicken recipe gives you succulent flavorful chicken that can take you through the entire week of meals with very minimal prep.
WHY MAKE THIS RECIPE
Easy – Get flavorful and succulent chicken with minimal prep and work. Perfect for Meal Prep – Enjoy as a main course and then use the leftovers in a variety of meals all week long, including homemade chicken stock. Affordable – Roasting chicken at home is inexpensive and easy to do.
Whole Chicken – Look for a whole roasting chicken that is about 4-5 pounds. Melted Butter – You can use salted or unsalted butter. Adjust your seasonings accordingly.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
Bring your chicken to room temperature before roasting. This will help with even cooking and give you the crispiest skin. Thoroughly dry the outside of the chicken with paper towels, especially if you use a chicken brine recipe before cooking.
Swap Seasonings – We used Italian Seasoning, but you could swap in your favorite seasoning blend to completely alter the flavor of the finished chicken. Swap The Herbs – Thyme, oregano and sage also give you an aromatic chicken and flavorful pan drippings.
BUDGET FRIENDLY TIPS
Look For Twin Packs of Chicken – Roasting chickens are often available in twin packs and will save you a few dollars. Also, look for chickens on sale and store them in the freezer until ready to use. Make Your Own Seasoning Blends – If you have many individual herbs in your pantry, you can combine them to make your own seasoning blends.
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