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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 117.9
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 46.8 mg
  • Sodium: 37.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 17.9 g

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Herb Roasted Whole Chicken

Submitted by: JESSICABEJ
Herb Roasted Whole Chicken

Introduction

very easy to prep. and cook, turns out juicy every time very easy to prep. and cook, turns out juicy every time
Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    one whole chicken 4-5 lbs.
    fresh rosemary
    basil
    oregano
    cracked peppercorn
    thyme
    dill weed

Directions

leave skin on and season outside of chicken on all sides with everything except the fresh rosemary

liberally season the inside of the chicken cavity with everything and the fresh rosemary

bake the chicken uncovered with breast side up at 425 degrees for about 1 hour and 20 min.
this produces a very juicy bird with a crispy skin

place on top rack and bake!

*tweak cook time depending on the size of the bird (a 4.5 lb bird took me 1 hr. 20 min)

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JESSICABEJ.






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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    PLEASE TRY THIS INSTEAD. Skin the chicken to get rid of a LOT of fat. Roast it upside-down to keep juices in the breast meat. VERY nice! - 5/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I added two cloves garlic inside the cavity. Great recipe! Thanks! - 4/16/09

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I make a whole chicken in my crockpot. I sprinkle with Italian seasoning and cook all day. It stays very moist and out of this world in taste! I always pull off the skin after cooking and discard. Makes great leftovers. Pull the meat off the bones and put in bowl with juice from crockpot. Yummy!!! - 6/16/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great flavor, husband loved it. Def. make again I added a whole lemon sliced in half and put in cavity. Also added garlic under skin & in cavity. Directions could be clearer: after 30 min the skin was very brown had to cover with foil & add water to pan, took longer than 1hr 20min for my 4.5lb bird - 8/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love this!! Yummy! I've tweaked it a bit, where I put the seasonings under the skin and in the chicken cavity. Both ways are DELISH! - 6/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is very good and you can alter the spices without affecting the calories. I added minced garlic b/c my family loves garlic. It smells so good in the oven that we just can't wait to eat. Also we had a lot of leftovers for an easy meal the next night! - 7/14/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I cooked it in the microwave according to my microwave's instruction for min/lb for chicken. Added a dash of paprika on skin to crisp it. Also, placed in on a microwave roasting tray in the pan. Very Delicious - 5/21/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We used a 7 lb roasting chicken. The directions on the package say to cook for 20 min per pound of chicken, 25 min if it's stuffed. Tasted good, but I had a hard time seasoning under the skin of the legs. This was my 1st time cooking a whole bird by myself. - 2/23/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Recipe is good. This is a printed recipe and not a video. I copy and save recipes so I can keep them forever. Also, there is another important reason to offer both video and printed versions. When I play your video recipes, the video keeps halting and it takes too long.
    - 4/14/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Chicken is in the oven. I pulled the skin off and rubbed it down with 1 tsp of olive oil. Then used the spices as recommended with 1 clove of garlic minced mixed in the spice rub. I placed garlic cloves and fresh rosemary in the cavity. Hopefully it is good. (used fresh basil) - 4/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very delicious and my husband and kids wanted more. Very easy make and it came out of the over very flavorable and not dry at all. Thanks for sharing recipe!! :) - 3/21/10

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  • excellent flavor, moist & tender. - 11/7/13

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  • The best roasted chicken I have had! I can't believe this came out of MY oven. Whole family loved it. - 1/21/13

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  • My whole family love, Love, LOVED this chicken! Of course, I always make minor changed but usually additions but it was FANTASTIC! Most certainly will be making this again! I have 3 more whole chickens in my freezer!!! YUM! - 7/17/12

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  • Great with Roasted Broccoli - 4/23/12

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  • This was amazing. I did use a few of the suggested comments (halved lemon and garlic clove slice placed inside, placed the bird upside down, covered in foil until the last 20 minutes). Thank you for sharing such a wonderfully easy and delicious recipe. - 3/17/12

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  • I made this for dinner last night. it was very moist and flavorful. I roasted it breast side down to keep it moist. it browned beautifully. will definitely make again. - 10/18/11

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  • SO good. I made this when my inlaws came over for Sunday dinner and it was a huge hit. I made 2 chickens instead of 1, and I didnt have fresh rosemary or dill but it will still wonderful. Next time I will try it without the skin like someone else commented. - 9/19/11

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  • Tried it with a turkey breast (bone in) and it was delish! - 8/9/11

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  • This was a great recipe! The only reason I do not give it 5 stars is because the instructions where vague, I did need to add water to the bottom of the pan and cover with foil for most of the cook time. - 7/21/11

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  • Very easy. Very good. I did baste the chicken with pan juices 2x during roasting. Also, I used poultry seasoning since it had all the ingredients in it that this recipe listed. My 5lb chicken cooked in 1:10minutes-- so use a meat thermometer. Next time I'll roast two chickens at one time. - 5/29/11

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  • I made this recipe tonight! Quick, easy and yummy. I did not have any basil and I made a few changes-added a dash of cayanne, papprika, salt, fresh lemon juice, and oregano. My family loved it! - 5/5/11

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  • This is my first day on SPARK. I spent some time looking up recipes for the chicken I had pulled out for dinner. I made this herb roasted chicken. IT WAS FABULOUS! Everyone in the house loved it. This has been added to my list of faves! - 1/8/11

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  • This is the second time I've made this recipe, this time for guests. Even better the second time around, and leftovers went into a heart healthy chicken barley vegetable soup for the next day. AND some leftovers are going into a chicken vegetable pie for tonight's dinner. - 12/27/10

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  • Very moist and tasty! Stuffed my chicken with garlic, onion, carrots and celery. - 12/4/10

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