Best marinated roast chicken recipe. This whole roast marinated chicken is juicy and tender inside and has crispy skin. It's packed full of flavor and makes a perfect roast chicken dinner served with carrots, potatoes, and gravy. Let me show you how to roast marinated whole chicken in easy steps.
In a bowl, add paprika, garlic powder, parsley, oregano, black pepper, rosemary, onion powder, sugar, soy sauce, olive oil, and lemon juice. Mix till well combined.
Remove giblets from the chicken, clean it and pat the whole chicken dry with paper towels.
Apply the marinade all over the chicken including the insides.Cut onion into 4 parts then stuff them into the chicken cavity.
Put the chicken in the fridge to marinate for 3 to 12 hours. Bring out the whole chicken from the fridge, and place it on a baking tray.
Put the tray in the oven and bake at a temperature of 200C/400F for 90 minutes or until cooked.*Check the doneness by inserting a meat thermometer into the thickest part. If it reads at least 165F/75C, then it's cooked.
When the chicken is cooked, bring it out of the oven and let it cool for 10-15 minutes before carving and serving it.
Remove the giblets from inside the chicken cavity before seasoning and marinating it.
If cooking a large whole chicken, you can spatchcock it to flatten it so it cooks faster.
Let the roast chicken rest for 10 -15 minutes after bringing it out of the oven before carving it.
Adjust pepper quantity to suit your preference.
Make sure that the chicken is well cooked before eating it. The chicken is cooked when checked with a meat thermometer, the internal temperature at the thickest part is at least 165F/75C. It is unsafe to eat if the temperature is below 165F.