Simple Roast Chicken

If you’re serving more than four people, roast more chickens! This versatile low-carb recipe can be seasoned any way you’d like.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (3 lbs.)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 large lemon, quartered
  • 1 cup parsley

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Rub with butter, inside and out. Sprinkle with salt, inside and out. Sprinkle outside with pepper and paprika.
  • Place chicken on rack in shallow roasting pan. Squeeze one quarter of the lemon over the chicken, then place remaining three quarters inside the chicken along with the parsley.
  • Roast for 55–65 minutes, basting with pan juices halfway through cooking time, until a meat thermometer inserted into the thigh registers 180°F. Remove chicken from oven, let stand for 10 minutes, then slice to serve.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (3 lbs.)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 large lemon, quartered
  • 1 cup parsley

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Rub with butter, inside and out. Sprinkle with salt, inside and out. Sprinkle outside with pepper and paprika.
  • Place chicken on rack in shallow roasting pan. Squeeze one quarter of the lemon over the chicken, then place remaining three quarters inside the chicken along with the parsley.
  • Roast for 55–65 minutes, basting with pan juices halfway through cooking time, until a meat thermometer inserted into the thigh registers 180°F. Remove chicken from oven, let stand for 10 minutes, then slice to serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories340
Total Fat13g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol170mg
Sodium790mg
Total Carbohydrate5g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars1g
Protein50g