Classic Roasted Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 2-3 pound fryer chicken
  • several tablespoons olive oil or butter don't use butter if dairy or lecithin free, use safflower oil for low amines and low salicylates
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Remove any giblets from the inside of your chicken and pat the outside of the chicken dry with paper towels.
  3. Rub the entire surface of the chicken with olive oil or butter, and then sprinkle generously with kosher salt & pepper. Make sure you get the seasoning on all parts of the chicken, especially the thighs & wings!
  4. Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan (this will get you the crispiest skin since the air can circulate around the whole chicken) or in a large baking dish. 

  5. Roast in the oven for 1 hour, until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit and the skin is golden and crisp. 

  6. Remove the chicken from the oven and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes to let the juices redistribute throughout the meat before slicing and serving.