Herb Roasted Chicken Recipe

Store-bought rotisserie chicken is delicious, but nothing beats home-made roasted chicken.

Simple Roasted Chicken Recipe

People are often intimidated by cooking a whole chicken, but it is a lot less scary than it looks. Here’s my favorite recipe for herb roasted chicken.


  • 1 Whole Chicken (neck and giblets removed from the cavity)
  • 4 Red Potatoes
  • 4 Carrots (peeled)
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Spices: Herbes de Provence, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika, Cayenne Pepper {a pinch}

Simple Roasted Chicken Recipe

Step 1:  Heat the oven to 425°F and cut the veggies.

Step 2: Create spice rub by combining 1/4 cup of Olive Oil with Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, Herbes de Provence. If you do not have Herbes de Provence substitute with dried rosemary, oregano, thyme, and a little lavender (if you have it).

Step 3: Rub the chicken with the spices and place in an oiled casserole dish (breast side up) with the veggies.

Step 4: Roast the chicken in the oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350°F and continue roasting for about 1 hour more. Watch it closely to make sure it doesn’t burn! If you are using a meat thermometer, the chicken is done when it registers 165°F.

Let cool and serve immediately!

Simple Roasted Chicken Recipe

This recipe is great because it keeps the meat juicy, and the skin crispy and delicious. Plus it makes amazing roasted vegetables!

Simple Roasted Chicken Recipe

 I recommend whipping up some gravy with the drippings while you let the chicken cool. This chicken is fantastic on its own, or with rice, mashed potatoes, or corn bread! Wow your friends and family with this delicious recipe – they’ll never know how easy it was!


2 thoughts on “Herb Roasted Chicken Recipe

  1. Jenny- This recipe looks great and I am going to use it the next time I roast a chicken. I usually buy a 3 lb. broiler which is a younger and more tender chicken than a pullet but its a matter of personal taste.

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