Rosemary Roasted Chicken

Sometimes a simple oven-roasted chicken is the most satisfying entrée you can prepare. For best flavor, buy fresh farm-raised chicken or additive-free chicken.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 chicken (3½ lbs.)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. rosemary leaves
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 medium lemon, quartered


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Coat chicken with olive oil and garlic. Place chicken in an open roasting pan. Sprinkle with rosemary, salt, and pepper. Put quartered lemon inside chicken cavity. Roast for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let stand for 15 minutes before carving.