Stupid Simple Roast Chicken23 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 1 hr
- Ready In: 1 hr 25 min
“This is so easy it's stupid.” - by Elliott
Original recipe yields 1 whole roasted chicken
- Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
- Place chicken into a roasting pan and insert lemon halves into the cavity; spread kosher salt over outside of chicken.
- Roast in the preheated oven until skin is browned and crisp, the juices run clear, and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh, not touching bone, reads 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 1 hour. Let chicken rest for 15 minutes before carving.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 383 cal
- 22.8 g
- 2 g
- < 1%
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (23)Rate This Recipe
"What can I say - straight forward crispy skin and moist and tender meat. One tip - rinse the chicken and then set it upright to drain and dry - even in the refrigerator for several hours or at least ..." See morefor 30 minutes room temp. You will be surprised at how much water drains out. The salt really makes for a great crispy skin. Thanks for a no fuss recipe."
"Hmmm.....I would give this 3 stars as far as "taste" goes and probably 5 stars as far as tenderness. The recipe doesn't clarify how much salt I was supposed to use....I think I ended up using about 1..." See more.5 to 2 teaspoons. There just wasn't much flavor....and I don't equate saltiness with flavor anyway. The tenderness was superb. And the "stupid simple" definitely had me intrigued."
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