Simple Roast Chicken (Meat)

Roasted chicken
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  • 70 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 1 chicken (4 servings)
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Roast chicken proves that sometimes simple is better. Simply mix spices, coat chicken and then bake uncovered in the oven. You can make preparation and serving even easier by buying a chicken cut into eighths. The result is a moist and flavorful chicken entree that everyone will love.

What You'll Need

  • 1 3 1/2-pound (1.5 kilo) chicken (cut into eighths)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water

How to Make It

  1. Place chicken in a shallow pan.
  2. Mix oil and spices in a bowl. Rub on chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
  3. Discard marinade. Pour water into a shallow roasting pan. Place rack over water. Place chicken on the rack.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
  5. Roast chicken, uncovered, for 1 hour, or until the chicken is tender and its juices run clear when pricked with a fork.


  • Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of white wine to the marinade.
  • Place onion slices under the rack in the roasting pan.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1060
Total Fat 67 g
Saturated Fat 17 g
Unsaturated Fat 31 g
Cholesterol 332 mg
Sodium 314 mg
Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 105 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)