The Perfect Roasted Chicken

The Perfect Roasted Chicken

May 14, 2023Anneliese Walker

Does anyone else have dreams of their grandma's perfectly roasted chicken with a side of mashed potatoes and green beans? That was a staple growing up in our house, and to this day, continues to be a source of comfort on dreary days. In recent years I've shifted away from the Morton's seasoning salt in favor of Herbes de Provence, adding a layer of complexity to the flavors and a little French flair.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour 
** 12 minutes per lbs at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Servings: 6 adults


  • (1) Whole Chicken
  • (1-2 tsp) Salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • (1 1/ tbsp) Herbes de Provence
  • (1 Tbsp) Lemon Juice (optional)


  1. Thaw chicken and pat dry. For quicker roasting time, spatchcock the chicken.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  3. Place the chicken on a roasting rack in a baking sheet with sides with the breasts up.
  4. Sprinkle lemon juice over the chicken, then salt and pepper. Sprinkle the Herbes de Provence last. 
  5. Once your oven is to temp, place the chicken in the oven. 
  6. After 15 minutes, rotate the chicken and turn down the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  7. Roast until the internal temp of chicken reaches a safe temp. 
  8. Let rest for 10 minutes, then serve. 

I usually turn the leftovers into Alfredo, Stir fry, or chicken soup/salad! Save back the bones to make your own broth! 

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