Roasted Chicken

Recipe for Roast Chicken With Herbs


  • 1 roasting chicken, about 4 to 5 pounds
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 rib celery, cut in large chunks
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter


Preheat oven to 350°.
Rub inside of chicken with lemon juice; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the onion quarters, celery, dried herbs, and parsley to chicken cavity. Place chicken in a shallow roasting pan and roast at 350° for about 20 minutes per pound. Baste with melted butter several times. Internal temperature should register about 165° on a meat thermometer inserted into the meaty part of the thigh.
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