Monday, May 4, 2009

Recipeasy Monday: Quick Roasted Chicken

I have my little bird in the oven right now! Whole chickens were on sale at Martin's this week, Buy One, Get One Free--I loves me some food bargains!

Quick Roasted Chicken
• 1 (3 pound) whole chicken
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
• 1/4 teaspoon paprika
• 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Rinse chicken thoroughly inside and out under cold running water and remove all fat. Pat dry with paper towels.
3. Put chicken into a small baking pan. Rub with olive oil. Mix the salt, pepper, oregano, basil, paprika and cayenne pepper together and sprinkle over chicken.
4. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Lower the oven to 400 degrees and continue roasting 40 minutes, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes and serve. I'm serving mine with homemade gravy, stuffing and green beans.

1 comment:

Suzi Homemaker said...

The bird took a little longer to cook--must have weighed more than 3 lbs -- but it was super moist! Even the kids ate it--miracle!