My Mama’s Roasted Chicken

My Mama's Roasted Chicken

Mama never cared for desserts and they didn’t care for her either. She only baked on those rare occasions, when she wanted to surprise us or perhaps to prove herself that she can bake. But she can’t. You know how some people don’t have a green thumb in gardening? Well, mama doesn’t have whatever the equivalent is in baking. Her cakes always turned into an inedible mass that could probably be used as packing material and her baking, with time, turned into a joke. She eventually stopped trying.

But mama is an excellent cook! I learned from her the trade of making something out of nothing and for a while even supplemented my income with it. There were busy soccer moms and elderly ladies that missed my meals made with only a few ingredients when I stopped cooking for them. One of their favorite meals was this simple roasted chicken with lemon and herbs just like my mama makes it. Mama’s meals are always the best, no matter how old or how good of a cook you are!

Ingredients:
Serves 4

3-4 pounds Chicken parts (I used boneless breast and leg quarters)
1 handful fresh Sage, Thyme, and Rosemary
2 Lemons, one juiced and one sliced
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry with paper towels. Coat chicken with olive oil using your hands. Set the pieces in a roasting pan, skin side up. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over chicken; season with salt and pepper.  Scatter with herb twigs and lemon slices.

Roast for 45-60 minutes, depending on size, or until juices run clear.

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My Mama's Roasted Chicken

My Mama's Roasted Chicken

My Mama’s Roasted Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: Serves 4

My Mama’s Roasted Chicken

My mom's recipe for simple roasted chicken proves that a delicious meal can be made with just a few ingredients. Lemon and herbs deepen the flavor and keep the chicken from drying out.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds Chicken parts (I used boneless breast and leg quarters)
  • 1 handful fresh Sage, Thyme, and Rosemary
  • 2 Lemons, one juiced and one sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry with paper towels. Coat chicken with olive oil using your hands. Set the pieces in a roasting pan, skin side up. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over chicken; season with salt and pepper. Scatter with herb twigs and lemon slices.

Roast for 45-60 minutes, depending on size, or until juices run clear.

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  3. Reply
    Pamela Shank
    November 4, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    This looks so delicious and your photography is beyond beautiful.
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    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 5, 2015 at 8:24 am

      Thank you, Pamela! That means so much as I always believe my food tastes much better than it looks. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Italian Chicken with Artichoke Sauce -
    October 13, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    […] go-to recipe is my mama’s roasted chicken. I love the tender, juicy chicken and crispy skin but my doctor told me I should avoid the skin. He […]

  5. Reply
    rxhomeremedies
    March 31, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Another great recipe to try! Your recipes (and awesome photography), are becoming my go-to meal plans for the week! Thanks so much for sharing with us, Jas!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 31, 2015 at 9:53 am

      Thank you, Amy! 🙂

  6. Reply
    Baking In Pyjamas
    March 31, 2015 at 7:02 am

    You can’t beat a good roast chicken, we have one nearly each week. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 31, 2015 at 9:21 am

      I agree, Laura! XO

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  8. Reply
    Joanne T Ferguson
    March 28, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Looks terrific Jas and gorgeous photography! Hope to see you on Saturday!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 28, 2015 at 10:28 am

      Thank you, Joanne!

  9. Reply
    Alexandra
    March 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Always lookin for more chicken recipes to try! Pinning this one.
    Poppin’ over from the Funtastic Friday party.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 28, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Thanks, Alexandra! XO

  10. Reply
    joylovefood
    March 27, 2015 at 11:14 am

    This is gorgeous and sound so good! Pinning to try. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 28, 2015 at 8:15 am

      Thank you, Joy, you will like it!

  11. Reply
    milamyk
    March 27, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Oh, that sounds good! I was looking for a ‘twist on chicken’ recipe 😉

    I hope you will share your post with our Link Up – Idea box:
    http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/03/idea-box-thursday-link-party-3.html

    xx
    Mila
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    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 28, 2015 at 8:15 am

      Thanks, Mila, I will visit for sure!

  12. Reply
    jacquiodell
    March 26, 2015 at 10:33 am

    This sounds amazing! My family loves chicken! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 26, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Thank you, Cheryl! See you next week 🙂

  13. Reply
    Shelly
    March 25, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    That looks sooooo delicious! Your pictures made my mouth water.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 25, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      🙂 Thank you very much, Shelly!!!

  14. Reply
    Holly
    March 25, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Thanks again for linking up with Waiting on…Wednesday @ While I’m Waiting! Your recipes always look delicious!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 25, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      You’re too kind 🙂

  15. Reply
    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    March 24, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    It’s been definitely too long since I’ve made good, homely roasted chicken like this. Thanks for the inspiration… I must do so again soon!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 25, 2015 at 8:13 am

      It’s the simple things that are the best…thanks for visiting Thalia! XO

  16. Reply
    lovekeil
    March 24, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    This looks so delicious! Love how you style your food! Pinning it!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 24, 2015 at 5:52 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  17. Reply
    Jerusha T. (The Disney Chef)
    March 24, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I’m in love with your pictures and the idea of the history of your recipe. Thanks for inviting us to your table to enjoy. 🙂

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 24, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Aw, thanks, Jerusha! Such a sweet thing to say 🙂 Hugs

  18. Reply
    Caroline
    March 23, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Another great simple recipe Jas! Love seeing these – it is amazing what you can create with so few ingredients.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 23, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks, Caroline! True that! 😀 XO

  19. Reply
    celyn
    March 23, 2015 at 11:57 am

    oh wow this looks amazing, thanks for sharing!

    lifeisashoe

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 23, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks, Celyn! XO

  20. Reply
    Cat
    March 22, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    This looks delicious! Love your photography too, really adds to how tasty the food looks – beautiful.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 22, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      Thank you very much, Cat! Hugs 🙂

  21. Reply
    Trish
    March 22, 2015 at 10:21 am

    That looks so yummy! Roasted chicken is one of my favorites 🙂

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 22, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      Roasted chicken is a classic, and I love everything quick and easy. Thanks for visiting, Trish!

  22. Reply
    Maria
    March 21, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    This looks so delicious, with all the lemon and herbs. Baked to perfection!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 22, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Thanks, Maria! I love your Nutella recipes, huge fan here 😀

  23. Reply
    Katherines Corner
    March 21, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    pure comfort! xo

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 22, 2015 at 9:07 am

      It sure is! 🙂

  24. Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    March 21, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Mama meals are always the best as most generally they are passed on from generation to generation and never written down, well until now. I really need to try fresh sage next time I bake a chicken and cutting it up really does cut down on the baking time. Good idea. Sharing, of course!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 21, 2015 at 10:47 am

      Thank you, Bobbi! Simple dishes are the best but sometimes easily forgotten as we try to keep up with the pressure of creating ‘bigger and better’ meals. Hugs to you, my friend!

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