Easy Roast Chicken
A very easy, basic roast chicken recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
- 1 roasting chicken about 5-7 pounds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Unwrap chicken, remove packet of giblets.
Place chicken on rack in roasting pan. Pour 1/2 c water in the bottom of the pan.
Roast for 20 minutes per pound, until it reaches an internal temperature of 165. (Check about 10 minutes before you expect it to be done - timing will vary.)
Remove from oven, and let rest for 10-20 minutes.
Precise cooking time will vary - allow 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
This is a Foundation recipe - all recipes for roast chicken are based on this.