My sister is sharing another one of her favorite chicken recipes today. I love how simple this one is.
We eat a lot of chicken at our house. Not only is it quick and healthy, but it’s pretty affordable too. So, whenever I see whole chickens go on sale, I make sure and buy a few extra for the freezer.
The recipe I am sharing today is one of my favorite ways to roast a whole chicken. If you’ve roasted chicken before, you’ll probably noticed this method is a bit different than most. There is not butter or oil used to rub on the chicken, just lots of flavorful spices.
At first glance, this might look more like the spice list for a Christmas cookie, but honestly, it tastes delicious and savory. The end result is a very moist, flavorful, and delicious Roast Chicken.
It is necessary to let the chicken sit overnight in the refrigerator once you rub it with the spices, so plan accordingly.
Easy Roast Chicken
Make sure and remove the neck and any bag (full of the gizzards) before proceeding with the recipe!
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds)
- 5 cloves of garlic, peeled (for cavity of chicken)
- 1 onion, cut if necessary to fit in cavity of chicken
- In a small bowl combine the salt, sugar, cloves, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Rub the chicken thoroughly with the mixture. Cover the chicken and refrigerate for 24 hours.
- Preheat oven to 425. Place the garlic and onion inside the chicken cavity and put chicken breast side down into a roasting pan or baking dish.
- Bake for about 1 hour, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees. If the chicken is getting too brown, you can cover loosely with foil or lower the oven temperature. Remove from oven and allow to rest 15 minutes before slicing.
Flora is Lynn’s sister and like Lynn she loves to cook. She considers herself a serious home cook; who just happens to cook everything gluten-free. She is always trying to find fresh, flavorful meals to feed her family.