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How to Roast Chicken | Perfect Roast Chicken

Easy way to roast a chicken in under 2 hours. Moist and Juicy Chicken which requires just few minutes of preparation time.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Resting Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 610 kcal


  • Baking Tray


  • 1 4 Pound Whole Chicken with Skins On
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 10 cloves Garlic
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 3 large Potatoes
  • 1 large Onions
  • 1 whole Lemons
  • 2 whole Garlic


  • Preheat oven to 180 degree C.
  • Take a mixing bowl and add all ingredients from butter to lemon juice and mix well.
  • Now take a roasting tray, place sliced potatoes, onions, garlic in the base of the pan.
  • Now place chicken over the vegetables, spread butter under the skin and massage all over the chicken.
  • Apply inside the chicken and outside the chicken and massage well.
  • Now place sliced lemons and garlic into the cavity of the chicken and tie both the chicken legs with kitchen thread.
  • Now pop the chicken into the oven and bake for 30 mins.
  • Remove the chicken from oven after 30 mins, baste the chicken with the chicken juices from the pan.
  • Pop the chicken back into the oven and bake for further 1 hour.
  • Remove the chicken every 10 mins and baste the chicken with the juices.
  • Once the chicken is roasted. Remove the chicken from oven and leave it to rest for 15 mins.
  • Carve the chicken and serve.



  1. Make sure you baste the chicken every 10 mins to keep the roast chicken moist and juicy.
  2. Be generous with the butter, it adds so much flavor and moistness.
  3. Season with chicken with salt and pepper generously.
  4. Never over cook the chicken else it will turn rubbery and dry.
  5. Allow to rest the chicken for 15 minutes before carving.

Meal Prep & Storage

  1. You can make the roast chicken a day in advance and reheat it in oven for 30 mins.
  2. Roast chicken can be stored in fridge for up to a week and can be used in different recipes.

Serving Suggestions

  1. You can serve it as it is along with some sides of vegetables and rice.
  2. You can make sandwiches or add them to salads or soups too.
Nutrition Facts
How to Roast Chicken | Perfect Roast Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 610 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 136mg45%
Sodium 893mg39%
Potassium 1123mg32%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 883IU18%
Vitamin C 45mg55%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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