Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Super Easy Roast Chicken

6 servings


1 hour 35 minutes

total time


1 (4 to 5-pound) whole chicken (packet of giblets removed)

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)


Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C), place a baking rack in the lower ⠓ of the oven, and bring the chicken to room temperature. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels.

Place the chicken breast side up in an oven-safe pan (I prefer cast iron). Truss the legs. Drizzle with oil and use your hands to rub it all over the chicken.

Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning, patting the seasoning in with your hands.

Roast the chicken for 70 to 90 minutes, or until the juices run clear. Double check doneness with an instant-read thermometer placed in the thickest part of the thigh. It should read 165°F (74°C). Let the chicken rest for 15 minutes on a cutting board before slicing and serving.


Serving Size



294 kcal

Total Fat

21 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Unsaturated Fat

14 g

Trans Fat

0.1 g


95 mg


89 mg

Total Carbohydrate

0.1 g

Dietary Fiber

0.1 g

Total Sugars

0.01 g


24 g

6 servings


1 hour 35 minutes

total time
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