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Best Roasted Chicken Ever

The most easiest, juiciest roasted chicken you'll ever make!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Author: Lynette ~


  • olive oil

Thyme Seasoning

Herb Seasoning

  • oregano
  • thyme
  • rosemary place inside cavity if using whole sprigs
  • fine sea salt
  • pepper

Spicy Seasoning

  • harissa powder optional
  • paprika
  • chili powder
  • cayenne
  • fine sea salt
  • pepper


  • Place a skillet or roasting pan (if cooking 2 at a time) in the oven and preheat to 475 degrees F
  • Remove giblet pack from cavity (if there is one). Rinse chicken and pat dry with a paper towel.
    Rub the chicken all over with olive oil
  • Season the chicken all over with salt, pepper, thyme, paprika and cayenne. Or...choose your choice of seasoning. Don't forget to season the back side
  • Carefully place chicken in the hot pan. Set a timer for 35 minutes.
  • When the 35 minutes is up, shut off the oven and leave the chicken in for another 30-35 minutes.
  • Remove chicken and let it rest peacefully for about 20 minutes. Cut up (watch out for the juices that'll run out) and serve.


Please note that this recipe calls for an organic chicken, which will be smaller than a non-organic chicken. If you are using a non-organic chicken, increase the roasting and resting times accordingly (maybe add another 10 minutes to each).
If you choose to do two organic chickens at a time, roast for 40 minutes and then turn off the oven and let sit 45 minutes. 
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