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Classic Roast Chicken
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A basic and classic moist roasted chicken.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 105 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 8 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73.1
Total Carbs 0.8 g
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Total Fat 6.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.8 g
Unsaturated Fat 1.3 g
Potassium 20.3 mg
Protein 2.8 g
Sodium 361.4 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 1/2 Fat , 1/2 Meat
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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1 each  whole chicken, raw
2 tbsp  salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Take out giblets from chicken and discard. Pull off and discard lumps of fat. Rinse bird well inside and out, pat dry.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Lay bird on a V shaped rack in a roasting pan.
  4. Bake chicken 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 hours or until a meat thermometer reads at least 170 degrees.
  5. Place a carving fork into body cavity, piercing carcass, lift bird and tilt to drain juices into pan.
  6. Lay chicken on a rimmed platter and let rest in a warm place about 15 minutes.
  7. In the mean time, skim and throw away fat from pan.
  8. Mix juices to release browned bits and pour through a fine chinois into a small bowl.
  9. Slice chicken and spoon juices over chicken. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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