This is the best simple whole roasted chicken recipe. The skin is perfectly crisp and crackly, there’s no basting, and it results in a lovely pan gravy at the finish. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner!
I have a couple other whole chicken recipes in the oven on this site, a Chinese Roasted Chicken with Soy-Lime Dipping Sauce and a Roasted Spatchcock Chicken with Potatoes & Cabbage. But this super simple roast chicken recipe is the one that I make the most often. It’s fuss free, a crowd pleaser, and if you happen to have any leftovers, they’re great for making White Chicken Chili, Chicken Soup or Sesame Noodles.