Do you want to feed your family nutritious homemade dinners on a more regular basis? This Zesty Italian Oven Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe requires only 3 ingredients and less than one hour of cook time! Serve your family a juicy, flavorful whole roasted chicken dinner on a busy weeknight. How crazy is that!?!?
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This Oven Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe is about as easy as it gets. 3 ingredients and less than 1 hour to get a nutritious family dinner. Roasting a 4lb chicken without the PoultryMate would usually take about an hour and a half. We are doing it in 50 minutes!
The 3 ingredients are chicken (I use a fryer chicken that is trimmed, trussed and ready to go), olive oil and a package of dry Zesty Italian dressing mix. Yes, 3 ingredients and loads of flavor!!!
Roast your chicken to the safe internal temp of 165°F. I usually go a little over to 170°F and it still turns out moist.
Imaging sitting around the family dinner table on a weeknight to enjoy this meal!
Here are a few more flavor ideas for whole roasted chicken:
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- 4 Lb Whole Fryer Chicken
- Olive Oil
- 1 (0.7oz) Package Zesty Italian Dressing Mix
- Preheat oven to 450°F
- Remove chicken innards (if necessary), rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Position chicken on a roasting pan fitted with a rack.
- Generously coat chicken with olive oil. Sprinkle on Zesty Italian mix. (Use approximately 1/2 package for a 4Lb chicken) Insert PoultryMate.
- Roast chicken at 450°F for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°F and roast 28 minutes. (or 7 minutes per pound) Once internal temp reaches 165°F, remove from oven and let sit 10 minutes before carving.
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