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Oven Roasted Whole Chicken

Learn how to easily roast a whole chicken, making a weeks worth of meals!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins


  • 1 pasture raised whole chicken
  • 1 tbsp each: oregano, thyme, rosemary
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sal + pepper (more to taste after)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or melted bacon fat


  • Make sure chicken is thawed. Pat dry. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  • In a small bowl mix together olive oil or fat with salt, pepper, paprika, and herbs. Coat the bird in the mixture with a silicone brush (or using your hands). If chicken looks a little bare, simply add more spices until even distributed.
  • Place chicken on pan with rack so that the chicken does not touch the bottom. Place in over for 15 mins. Then lower temp to 350 degrees F and cook for 1 more hour.
  • Cook time depends on the size of the chicken. Internal temp of chicken should be 165 degree F. Check with meat thermometer.