Simple Roast Chicken Recipe

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Diane Mitchell Modified: March 22, 2022
Simple Roast Chicken Recipe

How To Make Simple Roast Chicken

Seasoned with thyme and pepper, guests will definitely love this 4-ingredient roast chicken that is unassuming and simple but is packed in flavor.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 5lbschicken,giblets discarded
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspcoarse ground black pepper
  • ½tspthyme


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Dry the chicken with paper towels inside and out then season with salt, pepper, and thyme.

  3. Place into baking pan and cook for 15 minutes, then lower heat to 375 degrees and cook for 40 to 45 minutes or until the middle of the thigh reads 165 degrees F on a probe thermometer.

  4. Serve warm and enjoy.


  • Calories: 813.23kcal
  • Fat: 56.93g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.37g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 23.59g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 12.21g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.14g
  • Fiber: 0.06g
  • Sugar: 0.00g
  • Protein: 70.33g
  • Cholesterol: 283.50mg
  • Sodium: 578.20mg
  • Calcium: 42.89mg
  • Potassium: 717.43mg
  • Iron: 3.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 155.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.15mg
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