Roast chicken

This recipe looks so simple you won’t believe this roast chicken turning out so very special, amazingly moist and delicious!

0h 5m prep

1h 45m total

easy difficulty

Joanna Cismaru Author



Preheat the oven to 350°F ~ 180°C. Mix the following in a small bowl: the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and smoked paprika.


Cover the bird evenly with the spice mixture. Keep 1 tbsp of the mixture separate and sprinkle it inside the chicken.


Bake on a roasting pan with a roasting rack for 20 minutes per pound (4 lb = 80 minutes). Afterwards, increase the temperature to 450°F ~ 230°C and roast for additional 20 minutes. Then, check the internal temperature, it should be 165°F ~ 75°C.

roast chicken

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