Oven Roasted Whole Chicken – Best Chicken Recipe

How to make the best chicken recipe – Oven Roasted Whole Chicken. Do you now how?

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oven roasted whole chicken

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How are you? BTW, are you afraid of chicken? Yes, I know. I ask crazy questions but I am still here for you.

And for all your chicken needs. Trust me, I am.

Because of that our post today is the one of the recipe you need to know. Or it is MUST make recipe.

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DESCRIPTION OF OVEN ROASTED WHOLE CHICKEN

Super easy, flavorful and the perfect recipe for lunch, dinner or lazy Sunday afternoon.

The ingredients are simple and the most important is the star of the recipe. The chicken.

You need a good quality chicken. For this recipe I used organic chicken from the local store.

From there you can add whatever makes you happy. Lemon, garlic, onions, Italian parsley, celery and so on.

My favorite addition is potatoes and today we are making the oven roasted chicken and potatoes.

Life can be perfect, don’t you think. Just simple chicken, potatoes and Greek salad and I am happy.

If it is -36 C outside and tons of snow…who cares?

Oven roasted chicken is here to make us happy.

So, what ingredients do we need to make this recipe the reality?

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SHOPPING LIST FOR ROASTED CHICKEN

  • whole chicken (3 to 5 lbs or 1.5 kg to 2.5 kg)
  • potatoes
  • carrots
  • onions
  • garlic
  • lemon
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • oregano
  • butter
  • olive oil

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

-large roasting pan or baking sheet (or any pan that chicken can be baked happily)

-small sauce pan (to melt the butter)

ACTION TIME

MAKING Oven Roasted Whole Chicken – Best Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

1 whole chicken (3 to 5 lbs)

3 carrots

4 large potatoes

2 medium size onions

6 cloves of garlic

1 lemon, organic and washed

1/2 tsp black pepper

2 and 1/2 tsp salt

1 TBSP dry oregano

6 TBSP butter

3 TBSP olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING THE BEST CHICKEN RECIPE

Melt butter in a small sauce pan and set aside. (be sure it is not completely melted)

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Rinse the chicken inside and out.

Then pat dry with paper towel.

IMPORTANT: Please be sure that chicken is as DRY as POSSIBLE. Why? Because it helps with browning.

Season chicken outside and inside with salt and pepper.

I used 2 tsp plus 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper. (you use salt and pepper to your taste)

Stuff the chicken cavity with 6 cloves of garlic, both halves of lemon.

OPTIONAL: You can add rosemary, Italian parsley, Thyme or any other herb you like to the chicken cavity.

Tie the legs together with kitchen string ( I did not)

Drizzle chicken all over with melted butter. Be very generous.

IMPORTANT: FOR MAXIMIZING FLAVOR USE THIS TRICK – TUCK UNDER OF CHICKEN SKIN A BIT OF BUTTER (or as much as you like)

Drizzle oregano all over the chicken.

BTW, you are almost done.

Add sliced onions, potatoes, carrots to the bottom of baking dish. (I don’t add salt but you can if you want to)

Drizzle olive oil over the veggies and toss to coat.

Place the chicken on top of vegetables. (breast side up)

BAKING THE CHICKEN

Bake at 425 F for 90 minutes or until done.

It is done when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.

When chicken is baked remove from the oven.

Transfer the roasted chicken to the aluminum foil.

Be sure the whole chicken is covered with aluminum foil for about 30 minutes.

Slice the chicken onto your favorite platter.

Serve with a simple salad, potatoes and slice of my favorite bread.

Enjoy and share the best oven roasted chicken and 5 star recipe.

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the best oven roasted whole chicken

Quick Note  

Butter – you can substitute butter with olive oil. Use organic olive oil if you can.

Chicken – use the good quality chicken when making this recipe. Visit your local farmers market for the best price and quality.

Potatoes – use the best potato for baking like Idaho Potatoes or Yukon Gold potatoes from Canada. For this recipe you can use whole potatoes or just cut potatoes in half length size.

Roasting Pan – if you don`t have roasting pan you can use a high-sided casserole dish, rimmed baking sheet, large skillet.

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easy oven roasted whole chicken

FINAL NOTE for Oven Roasted Whole Chicken

Yes, this is the golden recipe for you and your family.

The golden roasted whole chicken. Yes, yes and yes. The power of homemade meals!

Did I mention that leftovers can be used in recipes all week long. From homemade salad, chicken sandwich to pasta dishes.

Also, the most comfort-food classic and one of my favorite recipe when I want to say “family time”.

Serve with a simple salad, potatoes and slice of my favorite bread

Final Grade: A+

Difficulty Level: Easy

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Oven Roasted Whole Chicken - Best Chicken Recipe

Yield: Serving 4 people
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Super easy, flavorful and the perfect recipe for lunch, dinner or lazy Sunday afternoon.

The ingredients are simple and the most important is the star of the recipe.

The chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (3 to 5 lbs)
  • 3 carrots
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 medium size onions
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 lemon, organic and washed
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 and 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP dry oregano
  • 6 TBSP butter
  • 3 TBSP olive oil

Instructions

    Melt butter in a small sauce pan and set aside. (be sure it is not completely melted)

    Preheat oven to 425 F.

    Rinse the chicken inside and out.

    Then pat dry with paper towel.

    IMPORTANT: Please be sure that chicken is as DRY as POSSIBLE. Why? Because it helps with browning.

    Season chicken outside and inside with salt and pepper.

    I used 2 tsp plus 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper. (you use salt and pepper to your taste)

    Stuff the chicken cavity with 6 cloves of garlic, both halves of lemon.

    OPTIONAL: You can add rosemary, Italian parsley, Thyme or any other herb you like to the chicken cavity.

    Tie the legs together with kitchen string ( I did not)

    Drizzle chicken all over with melted butter. Be very generous.

    IMPORTANT: FOR MAXIMIZING FLAVOR USE THIS TRICK - TUCK UNDER OF CHICKEN SKIN A BIT OF BUTTER (or as much as you like)

    Drizzle oregano all over the chicken.

    BTW, you are almost done.

    Add sliced onions, potatoes, carrots to the bottom of baking dish. (I don't add salt but you can if you want to)

    Drizzle olive oil over the veggies and toss to coat.

    Place the chicken on top of vegetables. (breast side up)

    Bake at 425 F for 90 minutes or until done.

    It is done when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

    Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.

    When chicken is baked remove from the oven.

    Transfer the roasted chicken to the aluminum foil.

    Be sure the whole chicken is covered with aluminum foil for about 30 minutes.

    Slice the chicken onto your favorite platter.

    Serve with a simple salad, potatoes and slice of my favorite bread.

    Enjoy and share the best oven roasted chicken and 5 star recipe.

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Oven Pesto Chicken (Fast Dinner)

Easy dinner or lunch idea. Oven Pesto Chicken Recipe! Baked to perfection. BTW, this is the dish that the whole family will love and so will….

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Oven Pesto Chicken-fast dinner

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DESCRIPTION OF OVEN PESTO CHICKEN

Ok, so you just got home. And you need fast dinner or lunch recipe. Ready in less than 30 minutes.

Oven baked so you can search your favorite food blog 5 star cookies. (thank you)

How lucky you are! Really!

Because to make this recipe you need 5 minutes of your precious time. Add to that 5 ingredients and you will make the most amazing dinner that everyone will love.

Yes, oven pesto chicken recipe is the dream recipe.

To move from your dream to your dinner reality you will need to buy the following ingredients under the title called…

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SHOPPING LIST

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

-baking pan (8 by 8 or 9 by 9)

ACTION TIME

MAKING Oven Pesto Chicken (Fast Dinner)

Ingredients

2 chicken breast (about 1 lbs or 400 gr)

6 TBSP basil pesto (or as much as you want to)

9 small tomatoes

3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

1/3 cup feta cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Spray baking dish with baking spray. (you can also use olive oil)

Wash chicken and dry with a paper towel.

Season chicken breast with salt and black pepper.

Then place chicken breast in a baking dish. 

Top each chicken with basil pesto. (I used 3 TBSP per chicken breast).

Important: Be sure the basil pesto is spread evenly. (use the spoon)

Your next step is to layer shredded mozzarella cheese and cherry tomatoes.

Bake for about 25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 F.

Remove from the oven and cover with fresh feta cheese.

Let it rest for about 10 minutes and serve immediately.

OPTIONS: You can double this recipe and bake it using 9 by 13 baking dish.

Quick Note for Fast Dinner Recipe

Chicken breast – use organic chicken if you can. Slice chicken breast horizontally to create thinner cutlets.

Tomatoes – I used cherry tomatoes but you can use the regular tomatoes

Basil Pesto – this is my favorite ingredient. I love, love homemade version. Check this recipe The Best Kale Pesto-Wimbledon Victory

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Oven Pesto Chicken – easy dinner recipe

FINAL NOTE Oven Pesto Chicken

YES, this is the dish that the whole family will love and so will you.

The easiest chicken recipe you will ever make.

Cheesy, juice and so flavorful.

Made in 30 minutes. Fast solution for your dinner or lunch.

BTW, you will make this recipe over and over again.

Print the recipe and ENJOY.

Final Grade: A+++

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Oven Pesto Chicken

Oven Pesto Chicken (Fast Dinner)

Yield: Serving 2 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The easiest chicken recipe you will ever make.

Cheesy, juice and so flavorful.

Easy dinner or lunch for you and your whole family.

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast (about 1 lbs or 400 gr)
  • 6 TBSP basil pesto (or as much as you want to)
  • 9 small tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 400 F.

    Spray baking dish with baking spray. (you can also use olive oil)

    Wash chicken and dry with a paper towel.

    Season chicken breast with salt and black pepper.

    Then place chicken breast in a baking dish. 

    Top each chicken with basil pesto. (I used 3 TBSP per chicken breast).

    Important: Be sure the basil pesto is spread evenly. (use the spoon)

    Your next step is to layer shredded mozzarella cheese and cherry tomatoes.

    Bake for about 25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 F.

    Remove from the oven and cover with fresh feta cheese.

    Let it rest for about 10 minutes and serve immediately.

    OPTIONS: You can double this recipe and bake it using 9 by 13 baking dish.

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Easy Lazy Lasagna Recipe (for Total Beginners)

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DESCRIPTION OF EASY LAZY LASAGNA RECIPE

Let me repeat myself again: This is the easiest total beginners casserole recipe. So, you are welcome.

To make this lazy lasagna recipe you need only 4 ingredients and they are very basic: store bought ravioli, shredded mozzarella cheese, pasta sauce and your favorite basil pesto. You can prepare it in less than 10 minutes. Yes, it is really quick to put together.

This recipe is an excellent recipe to make on Saturday and pop in the freezer for happy Wednesday or any busy day during the week when you need it. Also, you can bake it after assembling or you can freeze it. The choice is yours. I like to make 2 or 3 lazy lasagna recipe on Saturday, bake one immediately and froze two others.

Since you are ready for baking, let’s start with my favorite activity called shopping. All you need to buy is under the title called…

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SHOPPING LIST

  • frozen ravioli (buy your favorite brand)
  • pasta sauce
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • basil pesto
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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

9 by 9 baking dish (or 8 by 8)

ACTION TIME

Easy Lazy Lasagna Recipe (for Total Beginners)

Ingredients

1 bag of frozen ravioli

2 1/2 cups pasta sauce (640 ml)

3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup of basil sauce (store bought or homemade)

INSTRUCTION

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Spray 9 by 9 dish with baking spray.

Add a layer of pasta sauce on the bottom of the dish.

The second layer is the star of the dish. The ravioli.

So, add or place ravioli one by one until covers the 9 by 9 dish.

Then pour another layer of the pasta sauce so that you can’t see the ravioli. (or our diva ravioli)

Your next step is to add the shredded mozzarella cheese. (as much you like)

Be sure that mozzarella cheese is over the entire layer.

Then repeat the layers.

Add second layer of ravioli and cover with pasta sauce.

Finish with last layer of the shredded mozzarella cheese and basil pesto.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 400 F for 50 minutes.

Then remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Cool it for 15 minutes and serve.

You can serve with my favorite Healthy Greek Salad or Summer Tomato Fresh Salad-Balkan Shopska Salata

Enjoy and share.

HOW TO FREEZE Easy Lazy Lasagna Recipe

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easy lazy lasagna recipe -super easy homemade recipe

IMPORTANT:

If you want to make it into a freezer meal use the freezable container and follow all instructions for the recipe.

Secure with lid and freeze for 3 weeks.

Thaw for 45 minutes before baking.

Bake at 400 F for 60 minutes (covered) + 15 minutes uncovered. (or until cheese begins to bubble)

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easy lazy lasagna recipe-frozen

Quick Note

Ravioli – use your favorite type of ravioli. I used frozen spinach and cheese but you can use meat ravioli or any kind you like.

Mozzarella – if you like and if you don’t have time you can buy from the store already shredded cheese. I don’t. I like to buy the mozzarella cheese and grate it at home. If you want to learn the secret how to grate cheese at home check the IMPORTANT note below.

Basil Pesto – for this recipe I used the combo of the store bought basil pesto Classico and homemade 5 star cookies recipe.

IMPORTANT:

Secret or how to shred mozzarella cheese at home?

Stick it in the freezer for 15 minutes. After that is super easy to grate.

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easy lazy lasagna recipe

FINAL NOTE for Easy Lazy Lasagna Recipe

This is the most delicious baked lasagna recipe!

Only 4 ingredients or 3 if you don’t like to use the basil pesto.

Very cheap and very easy to make!

SUPER IMPORTANT: Total beginners recipe!

Final Grade: A+++

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Easy Lazy Lasagna Recipe (for Total Beginners)

Yield: Serving 6 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This is the easiest total beginners casserole recipe.

And you need only 4 ingredients.

Tasty, cheap and easy.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of frozen ravioli
  • 2 1/2 cups pasta sauce (640 ml)
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup of basil sauce (store bought or homemade)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
    Spray 9 by 9 dish with baking spray.

    Add a layer of pasta sauce on the bottom of the dish.

    The second layer is the star of the dish. The ravioli.

    So, add or place ravioli one by one until covers the 9 by 9 dish.

    Then pour another layer of the pasta sauce so that you can't see the ravioli. (or our diva ravioli)

    Your next step is to add the shredded mozzarella cheese. (as much you like)

    Be sure that mozzarella cheese is over the entire layer.

    Then repeat the layers.

    Add second layer of ravioli and cover with pasta sauce.

    Finish with last layer of the shredded mozzarella cheese and basil pesto.

    Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 400 F for 50 minutes.

    Then remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

    Cool it for 15 minutes and serve.

    You can serve with my favorite
    Healthy Greek Salad
    or
    Summer Tomato Fresh Salad-Balkan Shopska Salata

    Enjoy and share.
    

Notes

HOW TO FREEZE Easy Lazy Lasagna Recipe

IMPORTANT:

If you want to make it into a freezer meal use the freezable container and follow all instructions for the recipe.

Secure with lid and freeze for 3 weeks.

Thaw for 45 minutes before baking.

Bake at 400 F for 60 minutes (covered) + 15 minutes uncovered. (or until cheese begins to bubble)

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easy lazy lasagna recipe

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