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Simply Roasted Chicken

Simply Roasted Chicken

It was another cold and rainy day so I decided to roast a chicken for dinner. There is something so comforting about roasted chicken and this one turned out perfect. I simply seasoned it with sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika before roasting it in the oven. It turned out moist, tender, and so delicious!

Simply Roasted Chicken:


  • 1 5lb chicken
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Paprika, to taste
  • A handful of fresh parsley
  • 8-10 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, cut into wedges

Simply Roasted Chicken

How to Make a Simply Roasted Chicken

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Remove chicken giblets out of the cavity and rinse the chicken. Pat dry with paper towels then coat the chicken with olive oil cooking spray and season the entire bird with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, and paprika to taste.

Season the inside of the cavity with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, and paprika to taste then place the onion, garlic cloves, and parsley into the cavity. Place the bird on a roasting rack in a roasting pan.

Place a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh without touching the bone. Place the chicken into the oven and roast for 1 1/2 hours or until the temperature reaches 180 degrees. Remove the chicken from the oven and let the bird rest with a tin foil tent for at least 10 minutes before carving. Enjoy.

Simply Roasted Chicken


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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    1. I am not sure why it would be smoking. Could something have spilled in the oven to make it smoke? You could always turn down the oven and cook for a longer time at less heat.

      I hope it turns out for you!