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How to Roast Chicken

Miss Homemade is giving you easy step by step instructions on how to roast chicken. So simple to prepare and so juicy.

Homemade chicken recipes follow that are my favorites and most requested. Let’s get started…

How to Roast Chicken - the juicy method #MissHomemade

This recipe requires the chicken to marinate overnight in the refrigerator, but is so well worth the effort.

Roasting Chicken

1 large 4 lb chicken
2 TBS oil or butter
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp basil
1/4 tsp paprika

Mix all of the rub ingredients together in a small bowl. Remove the giblets and discard. Wash the chickens thoroughly and pat dry with paper towels. Rub each chicken inside and out and under the skin. Place the chicken in a resealable bag; wrapping again in foil.

Chill in the refrigerate to marinate for at least 24 hours. DO NOT skip this step.

PREHEAT oven to 250 degrees and lightly spray a roasting pan.

Place the chicken in the prepared pan and cook uncovered for 5 hours, or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees in the thickest part of the chicken. Drizzle the chickens with the pan drippings and wrap in foil. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before carving.

To make chicken gravy, add a can of chicken broth mixed with 1 tablespoon cornstarch to the pan juices, and let boil till thicken.

In a hurry? Use 5 or 6 chicken breasts or thighs with bone. Skip the onion and marinating. Instead, toss seasonings & chicken in a large oven roasting bag, shake till chicken are all evenly coated. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1-1/2 hours.

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