She Cooks Skinny

a peek into my life in the kitchen

The Best Roasted Chicken

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Confession time…I love chicken.

It is no secret that my brother and I could eat chicken for every meal and be totally content in life. I also have a best friend who, yes, hates chicken. I don’t know how we are friends, although I do, she is the best and I love her despite this tiny little fact {Hi Nat!}.

Anyways, Stuart and I either roast or barbecue a whole chicken at least once every two weeks. It is the easiest thing to do and you can make so much food for the whole week with just the one little chick-chick!

I like to buy a chicken that is around 4-6 pounds. This seems to be enough for the two of us for 2-3 dinners, and lunches for me.

Once you remove all of the {yucky} insides, lay the chicken on a mat of paper towels and dry the chicken off.

I like to add teaspoon of olive oil to the chicken and then rub the whole thing with the salt, pepper, oregano, and basil, don’t forget to add some spices to the inside of the chicken too!

After the chicken has been seasoned I rub a little more olive oil on it {a tablespoon or so} and place it in a baking dish.

I stuff mine with 1/2 a lemon, a garlic clove, and 1/3 of an onion. This is totally optional though.

excuse the nasty chicken neck! …whoops!

I roast my chicken at 400* for 75 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the chicken {remember to not touch the thermometer to the bone} has reached 165*.

This chicken is so moist, and falls right off the bone. I like to cut mine up and Stuart usually eats the legs and I save the breast for enchiladas, chicken salad, or chicken sandwiches! There are endless options for lunches and dinners with just this one little chicken!

One thought on “The Best Roasted Chicken

  1. I got a shout out! I’m honored : ) This makes me wish I liked chicken. Looks so good!

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