If you need to know how to cook perfect roast chicken in the oven, I’m here for you!
Perfect roast chicken in the oven
This recipe for perfect roast chicken has eight ingredients in total and is a breeze.
Lemon Chicken Garlic
All you need is a whole chicken, garlic, onion, thyme, lemon, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
Chicken recipes easy
I often make this easy chicken recipe on Mondays at the start of a busy week because it’s so easy.
You can put all of the ingredients together in the morning (or in the evening) and then put the bird in the oven to cook right before dinner.
Easy leftover chicken recipes
After we finish dinner, I pull out my Insta Pot and turn the carcass into bone broth and use the leftover meat to make tacos or chicken salad the next night.
My favorite part of this whole fried chicken is the leftovers it delivers. Roast chicken is the gift that always passes.
Roast chicken whole
A couple of nights ago, one of the guys made roast chicken in the oven.
He followed the recipe below, but instead of onions, he used spring onions and replaced the garlic and thyme with ginger. It was one of the best whole fried chickens I’ve ever had!
Fried Chicken Legs Recipe
If whole chicken isn’t your thing and you’re looking for a fried chicken leg recipe, check out my favorite Spicy Chicken Grilled with Lime.
For a recipe for Roasted Chicken Breasts in the Oven, check out my Roasted Chicken in the Oven with Mustard and Lime.
Roast chicken how long
This fried chicken recipe takes ninety minutes, the perfect time for the insides to be tender and the skin nice and crispy.
It used to be just enough time to clean up the kitchen, do a few other chores, and the boys start with their homework.
Perfect roast chicken in the oven
Oven to 425 ° F. preheat
Remove the chicken pieces and rinse the chicken inside and out
Pat the chicken dry
- Place the chicken in a 9 by 13 inch baking dish
Add plenty of salt and pepper to the chicken
Fill the cavity with the thyme, both lemon halves and the whole garlic
Brush the outside of the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper
- Tie the legs together with butcher’s string and tuck wings under the chicken’s body
Place each onion quarter in a corner of the bowl
Fry the chicken for 1½ hours or until the juice is clear
Let cool a little and serve
Preparation time 20th Minutes
cooking time 1 Mr 30th Minutes
total time 1 Mr 50 Minutes
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Roast Lemon Chicken
My version of Perfect Roast Chicken is based on one by Ina Garten. My favorite thing is the lemon, which gives it a wonderful taste.
Healthy low carb dinner
While Ina’s recipe for Perfect Roast Chicken calls for wheat flour, chicken broth, and butter, mine is a bit easier and a great low-carb dinner that’s healthy!
My boys love this fried chicken recipe, and I think you will too!
Broccoli with Chicken
One of our all time favorite foods is broccoli with chicken.
Use this recipe for perfect fried chicken and serve with my recipe for grilled broccoli.
Or try my oven-roasted broccoli if you don’t have a grill or if it’s too cold to grill outside.
Bone Broth Insta Pot
Every time I make this healthy chicken recipe, I save the carcass and make a huge amount of my homemade bone broth Insta Pot recipe.
I keep some of the bone broth in the refrigerator and the rest in the freezer.
I love using the bone broth for snacks and other dinner recipes throughout the week.
Chicken Recipe Low Carb
Since I’m on a keto diet, it’s wonderful to have a low-carb chicken recipe.
And the herbs and vegetables in this recipe are wonderfully healing, which makes this recipe a perfect functional food recipe.
Healthy functional food recipe
First, let’s start with a question. What are functional foods?
According to the Mayo Clinic, a functional food is something that has potentially beneficial health effects beyond the caloric diet.
Every ingredient in my low-carb chicken recipe is a functional food:
- chicken – rich in protein, bones full of collagen
- pepper -antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
- salt -necessary electrolyte for cell metabolism
- thyme -rich in vitamins A and C; Fiber, iron and copper
- lemon – full of vitamin C, fiber and beneficial plant compounds
- garlic -contains antioxidants and antibiotic compounds
- onion -Protection against cancer; lowers blood sugar, LDL cholesterol
- olive oil – rich in good fats and full of antioxidants
Good food tastes good and heals
Some of the above ingredients have very special properties.
The collagen in chicken bones supports healthy hair, skin, and more, while the compounds found in thyme provide excellent respiratory support. Good food heals!
The best fried chicken vegetable sides
Now that we have the chicken we need to figure out what to serve it with! Here are the best veggie pages for fried chicken.
Okra how to cook
I learned how to cook okra three decades ago during my yoga & Ayurveda teacher training.
It appears that okra is a vegetable of love or hate, which means that people either love it or hate it. I love it!
If you’re looking for grilled okra or a toasted okra recipe, check out my post on Cooking Okra – many readers have left fantastic comments on their okra, along with my wonderful recipe.
Carrot fries are amazing, much healthier than traditional french fries, and add a fun pop of color to your plate.
When they were little my boys loved to help prepare the carrots into sticks with their junior knives!
Fried zucchini in the oven with cauliflower and carrots
If you haven’t figured it out already, we love roasted vegetable recipes.
My roasted zucchini with cauliflower and carrots is no exception. It’s another fun color with a variety of flavors that will leave your family craving for more.
Tahini oven with roasted carrots
These Tahini Roasted Carrots are based on a recipe by the incredible Adeena Sussman.
The salty lemon of the tahini with the slightly sweet carrots provides a massive wow factor.
Even better? It’s beautifully served right on the baking sheet, saving you an extra plate to clean up!
Asparagus salad with tomatoes and basil
Asparagus salad with tomatoes and basil is one of those perfect keto side dish recipes.
Every time I see a rainbow of vegetables on our plates at dinner, I’m a really happy mom.
Chicken recipes in the oven
Hope you enjoyed my chicken and fried vegetables recipes.
I love making fried chicken in the oven because it’s a healthy fast food that everyone loves. What’s your favorite chicken dish? Leave a comment and let me know!
This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives, I first published this Perfect Roast Chicken in Oven recipe in 2011.
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