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Stupid easy Roast Chicken

This roast chicken is so easy it's stupid
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 383kcal


  • <a┬áhref="https://amzn.to/3flobpv">Casserole dish</a>


  • 1 Roast Chicken
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt
  • Or spice of your choice


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F if you have a few hours or 450 if you're in a rush.
  • Place chicken into a roasting pan and insert lemon halves into the cavity; spread kosher salt over outside of chicken. Or if you have a favorite spice such as montreal chicken seasoning or mesquite then shake it on.
  • Place foil over top of chicken.
  • Put about an inch of water in the casserole dish.
  • Let roast until cooked thoroughly. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh, not touching bone, should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). About 1 hour if you're at 450.
  • Take foil off and turn oven up to 500. Let that sucker brown and crisp-usually takes 15 minutes or so.
  • Carve and serve. Alternatively, you could just eat the breast meat (the only part I like) and save the rest for chicken noodle soup.