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The Perfect Roast Chicken Every Time

Roast chicken with crispy flavorful skin, moist and perfectly cooked! This recipe is your easy guide to making the perfect roast chicken every time!
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 32 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Silvia


  • 1 whole chicken, about 4 lbs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Pre-heat oven to 400F degrees.
  • Wash chicken under cold running water then pat dry using a paper towel. Place on a baking sheet
  • Coat the entire chicken with olive oil. Season on all sides, including legs and wings, back and breast.
  • Roast for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Pay close attention to the chicken after 50 minutes in, as oven temperatures may vary and chicken size will also determinte the right amount of cooking time. Chicken is done when skin is crispy and browned. Use thermometer to check temperature on thickest part of the chicken. Chicken is safe to eat at 165F degrees.