Oven Roasted Whole Chicken
Learn how to easily roast a whole chicken, making a weeks worth of meals!
- 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.