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Herb Roasted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes

Roasting a chicken is a healthy, economical, and tasteful way to put a main dish on the table. If you can, splurge on a free-range or locally raised bird for this herb roasted chicken recipe. The improved taste is amazing, and you won’t need to worry about pesticides and hormones in your dinner.

When you’re preparing this recipe, be sure to use my tips for roasting a whole chicken. It’ll give you some great pointers on keeping the meat juicy and I show you how to truss the chicken, too!

Oh, these roasted potatoes are amazing, but if potatoes aren’t your thing, or you’re looking for healthier side dish recipes, including some that are low carb, check out all of my side dish recipes, HERE.

Oh, and don’t forget about DESSERT!  I recommend this cheesecake. #SinfulButDelicious
Herb Roasted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes, a comfort food dinner any night of the week!

 

herb roasted chicken with roasted potatoes

Herb Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 4 -6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 russet potatoes cut into chunks or 1/4" slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 roasting chicken (4-6 pounds)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oven to 375 degrees and put an oven rack onto the middle rack of the oven.
  • Toss the potatoes with olive oil and parsley. Place into the bottom ofa roasting pan large enough to hold the chicken.
  • Place the chicken on top of the potatoes. Rub the chicken with olive oil and squeeze the juice of the lemon over the chicken. Place the lemon and rosemary sprigs inside the cavity of the bird. Sprinkle the chicken with kosher salt and a few grindings of pepper.
  • Roast the chicken until golden brown and cooked to an internal temperature of 163 F, about 1 1/2 hours. The leg bones will wiggle easily in their sockets and the juices should run clear, not pink.
  • Let the chicken rest on a platter for about 20 minutes before carving it. Keep the potatoes warm in the turned off oven while the chicken in resting.
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