Simple whole roasted chicken! Crispy skin, moist, juicy and packed full of flavour. This super tasty, simple roast chicken recipe is easy and will make the perfect roast chicken for your weeknight dinners, sunday roast and special occassions. This recipe can also be used for thanksgiving turkey and christmas turkey.
Pat the chicken dry and rub salt all over and in the chicken cavity.
Rub butter all over the chicken.
Pour simple chicken marinade on the chicken and rub all over and in the chicken making sure every part of the chicken is well covered with marinade.
Stuff chicken with whole onion, carrot, rosemary and orange then tie the legs together with twine or string.
Put chicken in the fridge to marinate. If you brined the chicken, leave to marinate for 30 minutes and if not it's best to marinate for atleast 1 hour up to 48 hours (the longer the better but don't exceed 48 hours in the fridge).
Place whole chicken on oven tray (breast side up) and roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
Bring chicken out after 30 minutes and baste with marinade, cover with foil and return to the oven. Bake for another 30 minutes.
Bring out of the oven and remove the foil then baste one more time with the juice in the tray from the chicken.
Put back in the oven and broil for another 30 minutes. Bring chicken out of the oven and leave roast chicken to rest for 10 - 15 minutes before carving.
Always pat chicken dry before marinating.Marinate whole chicken for atleast 1 hour before roasting.You can marinate up to 48 hours (the longer the better).Don't crowd the cavity with stuffing because this can result in uneven cooking.Don't forget to tie chicken legs together before roasting.Baste with chicken juice from the tray at least once during cooking process.Remember to let the chicken rest for 10 - 15 minutes before carving it.