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Roasted Chicken

This tender chicken is a real time-saver on a busy weekend. A simple blend of seasonings makes it a snap to prepare, and it smells heavenly as it roasts. —Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 3/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3 to 4 pounds each)


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Mix seasonings.
  • Place chickens on a rack in a roasting pan, breast side up. Rub seasonings over outside and inside of chickens. Tuck under wings; tie together drumsticks. Roast until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours. (Cover loosely with foil if chickens brown too quickly.)
  • Remove from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 293 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein.

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  • Monica
    Apr 9, 2020

    Exactly the taste from my childhood I was looking for! I added more of the three salts though.

  • jetluvs2cook
    Jan 20, 2019

    Very easy to make and delicious, juicy chicken! I added some poultry seasoning to the mix and a little bit of water in the bottom of the pan so that it would stay moistened while cooking!

  • muffbear74
    Jan 25, 2016

    Easy and very tasty.

  • lauramarielawson
    Nov 6, 2015

    So good! I put an onion inside the chicken and put potatoes, carrots, and celery in the pan. I used olive oil over everything before adding the seasoning. Even my kids loved it!

  • Pulseox
    Jan 6, 2014

    Wow! The season combination is great! I am roasting bone-in chicken breasts for a chicken casserole and the smell in the kitchen is amazing! I will use this recipe again!

  • kfleming55
    Jul 22, 2013

    the nutritional facts are wrong.12oz is over 300 cal and no way a serving size

  • Springscook
    Jun 5, 2013

    I rubbed chicken with olive oil before applying spices. I also put an onion in the cavity. In addition, I put red potatoes & carrots around chicken in roasting pan. I sprinkled garlic power too over chicken & veggies. Yummy!!

  • czgate4141as
    May 7, 2013

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  • 7sophie14
    Mar 6, 2013

    I had never roasted a chicken before I tried this recipe. WOW. I looked at the comments from others and decided to put an onion in the cavity. The house smelled so good all of us were hungry. It's so simple to have a chicken to eat now and one to freeze for later. Thank you, Taste of Home! Have made this recipe several times with variations on the spices. Always turns out great.

  • jmakek5
    Feb 23, 2013

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