Super Easy Roast Chicken Recipe For Easter Day 2024

Learn how to roast a chicken! It's the ultimate kitchen staple. And this easy roast chicken recipe only requires three ingredients! 

 –  1 (4 to 5-pound) whole chicken, packet of giblets removed 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Wavy Line
Flour Bowl

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C), place a baking rack in the lower ⅓ of the oven, and bring the chicken to room temperature. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels.   


Wavy Line
Flour Bowl

Step 2

Place chicken breast-side up in an oven-safe pan (cast iron is best). Truss legs. Apply oil and rub it on the chicken with your hands.  

Flour Bowl

Step 3

Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning, patting the seasoning in with your hands.   

Flour Bowl

Step 4

Roast bird till juices run clear, 70–90 minutes. Check doneness with an instant-read thermometer in the thickest portion of the thigh. It should read 165°F (74°C). Rest the chicken on a cutting board for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.  

Also See

Honey Baked Ham Recipe For Easter Day 2024