Mama's Roast Chicken
80 mins (prep 20, cooking 60)
8 ingredients
4-6 servings
This is the best roast chicken recipe! It's adapted from "Roasting: A Simple Art" by Barbara Kafka. The rosemary sprigs under the skin add a lot of flavor, so be sure not to skip it unless you just can't get fresh rosemary. The high heat at which you roast the chicken may cause some smoking, particularly if you skip the potatoes & onions, so be forewarned. It's crucial to the recipe, though, so don't reduce the temperature. Open doors and windows if you need to; it also helps to clean your oven first if it's got splatters or drips in it. The only time I've had it smoke is when I've skipped the vegetables, though. Use a large roasting pan--if you have a really big one, you can do two chickens at once for a dinner party. Just place them side by side in the pan, on top of the veggies, and increase cooking time if needed. It's not really as fussy as it looks--and it's so delicious! And after all, aren't you and your family worth it? ;)

Categories:  onions , poultry , north-american , comfort-food , taste~mood , equipment , <-4-hours , roast , time-to-make , chicken , kid-friendly , main-dish , oven , american , whole-chicken , meat , potato , vegetable ,
Share on Newzsocial



Serving Size (5.5 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 3.35 Calories from Fat 0.09
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.01g 0.07%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.04%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.38mg 0.06%
Total Carbohydrate 0.74g 0.99%
Dietary Fiber 0.05 g 0.76%
Sugars 0.02 g %
Protein 0.14g 1.14%
Vitamin A 0.2IU% Vitamin C 0.7mg%
Calcium 4.07mg% Iron 0.04mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
salt and pepper, fresh rosemary, large, large