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Simple Roast Chicken

Nothing beats this simple, classic roast chicken recipe. A full chicken perfectly seasoned and roasted to perfection, this is an easy dinner idea.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Roast Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 4-5 pound whole chicken
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or your favorite vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked or plain paprika


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • Thoroughly clean the chicken, then cut the backbone out, and flatten the chicken.
  • Pat dry the chicken.
  • Drizzle the chicken with olive oil, and rub all over the chicken.
  • Combine all of the seasonings and sprinkle all over the chicken.
  • Place the roaster rack in the roaster.
  • Spray your roaster rack with nonstick spray, then place the chicken on top.
  • Roast the chicken for about 50 minutes.
  • Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes, then cut.
  • Serve & enjoy!