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A Delicious and Simple Oven Roasted Rosemary Chicken

A Delicious and Simple Oven Roasted Rosemary Chicken easy fast way to bake a whole chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author whatsmickeycooking


  • 1 5-6 lb Whole Roasting Chicken, free range
  • 1/2 stick Butter
  • Rosemary Sprigs, depending on the size, enough to stuff in the cavity and some to chop for under the breast skin
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • Sea salt, course and fresh ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 190C/ 375F

  2. Line a rimmed sheet pan with either aluminum foil or parchment baking paper.

  3. Place the chicken breast side up on the baking sheet

  4. Chop 2-3 tablespoons of fresh rosemary

    Chop the butter into pieces

    Chop or crush the garlic cloves

    Mix the rosemary, butter, garlic, sea salt and fresh ground pepper (to taste)

  5. Add the rosemary butter mixture under the breast skin of the chicken, being careful not to rip the skin.

  6. Stuff the cavity of the chicken with sprigs of fresh rosemary

  7. If you want to truss the legs, with a piece of kitchen string, tie the legs together tightly across the body of the chicken

    Generously sprinkle sea salt, fresh ground pepper and some chopped rosemary on the chicken

  8. Bake for approximately 15 minutes per pound, instant read thermometer 165 degrees