Learn how to make the best Roast Chicken recipe! Don’t be afraid of this simple rotisserie-style spice mix and step-by-step instructions.
The Best Roast Chicken
This recipe probably uses very simple ingredients already in your pantry. If not, you can find it easily and cheaply at your local grocery store. With only 5 ingredients, you will become a chicken roasting master with this recipe.
How to Make the Best Roast Chicken Recipe
Follow these basic steps and you will be rewarded with a juicy chicken with perfectly crisp and delicious skin.
Prepare the oven and the spices: Heat the oven to 350 F. Mix all spices, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Season the chicken: Use your hands to coat the chicken in the spice mixture. Make sure you get the spice chicken as well!
Fry and serve: Now it’s time to add potato wedges to the pan to fry with the chicken. Cook for 20 minutes per 1 pound on the frying pan and frying rack. Rest for 10-15 minutes, play and serve.
- 4 lb whole chicken
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Mix the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika in a small bowl.
- Rub the spice mixture all over the bird, coating the skin. Reserve 1 tbsp of the mixture and sprinkle it inside the chicken.
- Bake on a roasting pan with a roasting rack for 20 min per pound. Increase temp to 450 and roast for another 20 minutes. Internal temperature should be 165 F degrees.
Transfer the leftovers to an airtight container in the fridge and store up to 4 days. The gravy will last in the fridge, covered, for 2 days, or 1 week if you bring it to a full boil before serving.
To freeze your leftovers, I would shred the remaining chicken and store in an airtight container. You can also store the chicken in individual sized containers for easier thawing. It will last up to 4 months. Thaw either in the microwave or in a skillet over medium heat with a splash of chicken broth.