Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 1 hr 30 mins | Total time: 1 hr 45 mins | Yield: 6

If you love the classics, then you’ll enjoy this classic oven-roasted chicken perfectly seasoned with lemon and rosemary. Not only that this always turned out juicy and tender, but this oven-roasted chicken recipe is very economical! This is my top pick for the best overall roasted chicken that I always come back to again and again.

You’ll never feel out of your comfort zone with this easy recipe. I have always been intimidated by cooking a whole chicken. Finding this recipe makes it easier for me to pull off this oven-roasted chicken. This is also perfect if you are stretching your budget. I serve this delicious oven-roasted chicken over green beans or with mashed potatoes for a filling meal that my family loves so much!


1/3 c. butter, softened

1 whole fryer

2 sprigs rosemary

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp seasoned salt

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp white pepper

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 lemon

How to make Oven Roasted Chicken

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees.

Step 2: Take the giblets off the chicken, then rinse the chicken and pat them dry.

Step 3: Mix the butter, seasonings, and lemon zest. Next, loosen the chicken skin. Under the skin of the chicken, rub the seasoned butter on the entire chicken.

Step 4: Place the quartered lemon and rosemary inside the cavity of the chicken. If preferred, tie the legs of the chicken.

Step 5: Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the juices run clear and the internal temperature of the chicken reached 175 degrees.

Step 6: Using foil, loosely cover the chicken if it is browning too quickly.

Step 7: Remove the chicken when done and allow it to rest for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then, carve the chicken. Enjoy!

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