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.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
- 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
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.