How to Master Perfect Roast Chicken

How to Master Perfect Roast Chicken

Roasting chicken to perfection is a culinary skill that every home cook should master. The result is crispy, golden skin and tender, juicy meat that’s full of flavor. Whether you’re preparing it for a special occasion or a cozy family dinner, this recipe will guide you through the steps to create the perfect roast chicken.


  • 1 whole chicken (about 4-5 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Remove the giblets from the chicken’s cavity and pat it dry with paper towels.
  3. Rub the chicken with olive oil, salt, and pepper, ensuring it’s evenly coated.
  4. Stuff the cavity with lemon halves, garlic cloves, and rosemary.
  5. Place the chicken in a roasting pan and roast for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  6. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes before carving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4-6

This roast chicken recipe is a foolproof way to achieve the perfect roast chicken with crispy skin and succulent meat. The simple ingredients and easy steps make it a go-to dish for any occasion.

Nutrition Information: (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Fiber: 1g

Roast chicken is a classic dish that never goes out of style. The aroma of a perfectly roasted chicken filling your kitchen is unbeatable. Whether you’re serving it with a side of vegetables or using the leftovers for sandwiches and salads, this recipe is a must-have in your culinary repertoire.
Mastering the art of roast chicken is a journey, and this recipe is your first step. Experiment with different herbs and seasonings to create your signature roast chicken flavor. Enjoy the process, and soon, you’ll be known for your legendary roast chicken among family and friends.

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