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Juicy Roast Chicken and Vegetables (VIDEO)

This homemade Roast Chicken and Vegetables is the perfect dinner. There’s nothing like the aroma of a chicken roasting in the oven. You’ll love the crisp, salty skin and juicy center.

Watch the video tutorial and see how easy it is to bake a whole chicken dinner in one pan.

Roast chicken served on platter

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We love chicken recipes from Instant Pot Whole Chicken to Spatchcock Chicken. If you are a fan of chicken dinners, this Roasted Chicken is a must-try!

How to Roast Chicken Video Tutorial:

Homemade Roasted Chicken is something every cook should master and our method produces the juiciest chicken breast you’ll bite into. You’ll love how easy this is and it’s amazing how butter, salt, and pepper can create so much flavor. Roasting the chicken with vegetables makes this an easy one-pan meal. 

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Why You Should Roast Your Own Chicken:

Roasting a whole chicken is easy with minimal prep since there’s no need to marinate or brine ahead and you don’t need to pre-cook your vegetables since they roast in the oven with the chicken. You don’t need any fancy equipment, just a roasting pan.

A freshly roasted chicken is no match for a store-bought one that has been sitting under a heat lamp for some time. There’s something about roasting a whole chicken that will make you feel like a great cook. The presentation and flavor will impress your family. 

Juicy chicken breast of oven-baked chicken

How to Pick a Good Chicken:

  • Visual Cues: Look for chicken with pink-colored meat and avoid any chicken that has any hint of grayish coloring which indicates spoilage. 
  • Check the Date: Use Chicken before the use-by date on the package. 
  • Air chilled chicken – a method for cooling chickens that produces the best flavor.
  • Organic and Free Range – another indicator of a good quality chicken.
Freshly roasted whole chicken

Chicken Roasting Time Chart: 

For reference, these are the chicken sizes we have experimented with. We always recommend using an instant thermometer to double-check that it reaches a safe 165˚F.

  • 5 lb Chicken roast for about 75 minutes at 425˚F
  • 5 1/2 lb Chicken – roast for about 80 minutes at 425˚F 
  • 6 lb chicken – roast for about 90 minutes at 425˚F 

If your Chicken is Browning too Much: We make a small triangle-shaped foil shield to place over the chicken after the first 30 minutes of roasting. This keeps the chicken from browning too quickly and ensures a juicy chicken breast. We use this same trick to make our Juicy Roast Turkey.

How do I Check Roast Chicken for Doneness? 

Internal Temperature: Use an oven-safe thermometer while the chicken roasts, or insert an instant thermometer into the deepest part of the thigh (without touching bone) and it should register at 165˚F when done.

Juices Run Clear: If you don’t have a thermometer, use a small knife to cut between the leg and thigh going all the way to the bone and you should see the juices run clear. 

Prepared chicken and vegetables in roasting pan ready to go into the oven

Common Questions:

What is the best roasting pan for chicken?

We use a 10×15 cast iron roasting pan. You can also use a rimmed baking sheet or a large oven-safe skillet, preferably a heavy cast iron pan. 

Can I use a roasting pan with a rack?

You can roast with or without a rack. A pan with a rack allows air to circulate under the chicken and helps the skin to crisp and brown all over. Add the vegetables under the rack if using.

Do I have to tie the chicken legs? 

Tying or trussing the chicken with kitchen twine is optional and will make for a nicer presentation.

Can I roast frozen chicken? 

A frozen whole chicken should be fully thawed (about 24 hours) in the refrigerator.

If your oven is smoking:

Some ovens get smoky at higher temperatures. If yours does, reduce the heat to 400˚F and cook an extra 10-20 minutes. 

Can I use an instant pot? 

Using a pressure cooker is the fastest way to cook a whole chicken. Check out our instant pot chicken tutorial

What is the Best Oven Rack Position?

Arrange the rack in the lower third of the oven so the chicken is sitting exactly in the center.

Juicy roast chicken with crispy skin

Love a Crisp Chicken Skin? If you prefer crispy skin, let your chicken rest without tenting. Otherwise, the steam under the foil will soften the chicken skin. 

Serve With:

Because this is essentially a meal in itself, we love to serve roast chicken as the main course. To complete your chicken dinner, pair it with these sides:

Roasted chicken dinner on serving platter served with roasted vegetables

Make-Ahead Tips:

  • Prepping the Chicken: You can stuff, butter and season your chicken a day ahead then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to roast.
  • Prepping the Vegetables: Since potatoes can discolor once they are peeled, it is best to cut and season the veggies just before roasting.

More Chicken Recipes to Try:

If you love this Roasted Chicken, then you won’t want to miss these reader-favorite chicken recipes.

Juicy Roast Chicken and Vegetables

4.98 from 36 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Resting Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Whole Roast Chicken on a platter with vegetables

There’s nothing like homemade Roast Chicken with Vegetables. This is a one-pan chicken dinner and you’ll love our tip for the juiciest chicken breast.

Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Keyword: roast chicken
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 478
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

For the Roasted Vegetables:

  • 6 Yukon gold potatoes , peeled and quartered (or 8 red potatoes)
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped into 1” pieces
  • 1 head of garlic, cut in half parallel to the base, divided
  • 4 sprigs rosemary, divided
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

For the Roast Chicken:

  • 5 1/2 lb whole chicken, giblets removed, patted dry
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt, divided (1/2 tsp for inside, 2 tsp for outside)
  • 3/4 tsp pepper, divided (1/4 for inside, 1/2 for outside)
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 lemon, halved

Instructions

  1. Place chopped potatoes, carrots, onion, half of a head of garlic, and 2 sprigs of rosemary in a mixing bowl. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil and season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper.

  2. Place chicken in a roasting pan. Remove giblets from chicken and pat dry inside and outside with paper towels. Season inside the chicken with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Stuff the chicken with 1/2 of the garlic head, 2 lemon halves, and 2 sprigs of rosemary.

  3. Melt 2 Tbsp of butter. Brush the chicken all over the top and sides with melted butter then season all over with 2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper.

  4. Tie the legs together and tuck the wings under the bird. Spread veggies around the chicken. Roast in the oven uncovered at 425˚F for 80 to 90 minutes (depending on size of chicken*) until internal temperature of the thigh reaches 165˚F or until the juices run clear when you cut into the thigh.

  5. Transfer chicken and veggies to a platter, tent with foil, and let rest at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe Notes

Roasting Time Estimates: 5 lb Chicken = 75 minutes. 5 1/2 lb Chicken = 80 minutes 6 lb chicken = 90 minutes

Nutrition Facts
Juicy Roast Chicken and Vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories 478 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 996mg43%
Potassium 907mg26%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 2861IU57%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Mary
    October 18, 2021

    Hi Natasha. Lovely simple roast chicken thank you.
    Just something of interest We in RSA use the giblets to make curry with them, its really tasty.
    Thank You
    Regards Mary

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 18, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Mary! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Willem
    October 13, 2021

    Hi. I don’t know what I did bad, but after 3 hours the chicken didn’t reach the 165F yet. Family is mad with me because it’s 9.15pm and still no food. Maybe this was slow cook? 😂😂😂😂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 14, 2021

      Hi Willem, I’m not sure what went wrong but was it probably because of the settings that you used for your oven? I recommend rewatching the video tutorial to remember what went wrong.

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  • Sam
    October 10, 2021

    Hi Natasha, love your recipes! Was going to try this tonight but my oven only has a a conventional roast option. Will this charr the vegetables and/or burn the chicken?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 10, 2021

      Hi Sam, I always opt for the regular bake mode in most of my recipes unless I’m broiling something. In some ovens, roasting can give off more heat from the top so it can make the top of the chicken overly browned and dry. Regular Bake mode is a safe way to go unless a recipe states otherwise.

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  • Dixie L Gilliatt
    September 26, 2021

    I tried this today on a Sunday afternoon and it was absolutely delicious and so easy to do. I live with my son and daughter in law and I often fix dinner to help out as she is a teacher. They loved it as well and using leftovers to make a pasta salad. The lemon and garlic flavors are amazing and the chicken was so juicy. I was delighted with how it turned out. Love your recipes and many blessings to you and your beautiful family!! I will be trying more. Love them !!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 26, 2021

      Hello Dixie, I’m so happy to have read your good feedback. Thank you for sharing your great experience trying this recipe, we’re glad you and your family enjoyed it!

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  • Joyce De roche
    September 13, 2021

    Hi there Natasha..do you have to turn your roast chicken over.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 13, 2021

      Hi Joyce, we did not have to turn this chicken over. I hope you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Colleen Wearne
    September 6, 2021

    Hi Natasha
    In South Africa, gizzards of the chicken are seldom included However if they are they could b÷ used to make gravy. Alternatively I used them to make stuffing, without the neck put the gizzards in a food processor, add an onion, cup of breadcrumbs, sage, chicken spice, an egg and mix together to stuff the chicken. Try it 😉

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 7, 2021

      Hi Colleen, thanks for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Sharron Maxwell
    September 5, 2021

    Hi Natasha
    What do you mean by dividing the rosemary? I love all your recipes and you are my go to for any type of cooking. Keep smiling…

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 5, 2021

      Hi Sharron, 4 sprigs rosemary divided means 2 sprigs will be used for step 1 and the other 2 for step 2 in the recipe card.

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      • Jane McDonald
        October 6, 2021

        Is there an option to used dried rosemary for this roasted chicken? if not what would be another option for roasted chicken recipe?

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          October 6, 2021

          Hi Jane, I think that will work fine too.

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  • Sally Tieso
    August 29, 2021

    This is one of those recipes that you will make over and over. I made it last Sunday and am making it again this Sunday. I think the lemon is a game changer! Yum, the juice that it makes is delicious! Now onto the bread:) The smell in my house right now….

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2021

      It is really a game-changer, thanks for trying out this recipe, good to know that you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • John
    August 17, 2021

    I really loved this recipe, the chicken and veggies came out delicious. Thank you much for this easy gem of a recipe. I took inspiration from one of your other recipes and added a step further or putting a butter/lemon/parsley combo under the chicken breast skin and it came out super moist and delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2021

      That’s so great, John! I’m so glad you found inspiration for this! Thank you for your lovely comment!

      Reply

  • Ashley
    August 8, 2021

    I made this chicken today and it was SO wonderful! Usually when I roast a chicken I stuff it with stuffing but this looked so good I had to try! Stuffing it with the lemon, garlic, and rosemary gave it SUCH a nice flavor! I will definitely be making this again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 8, 2021

      Hello Ashley, I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Litishia Bilocca
    August 8, 2021

    Best roast chicken EVER!! Family approved and eaten 😊 the only different thing which I did was to add some water and wine as I added more potatoes and carrots.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 8, 2021

      Great to hear that you loved this recipe! Thanks for your good comment and review, we appreciate it.

      Reply

  • Elizabeth Reyna
    July 19, 2021

    I just love watching your videos. I get great compliments on your recipes that I make. I really like your chopping/cutting board. Where can I purchase one?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 19, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Elizabeth! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes! You can find our favorite kitchen tools in our Amazon Affiliate Shop HERE.

      Reply

  • Paulin
    July 3, 2021

    Hi Natasha, Made Juicy Roast Chicken with vegetables tonight. Thank you – was yummy – yes meat was tender and vegetables very tasty 😋 👍🏼

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2021

      Thank you for that lovely review, Paulin! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Kaleena
    June 22, 2021

    Loved loved loveddddd this recipe. I tried this recipe last night for me and my husband and since it’s only me and him I got a 2.5lb chicken and baked it on a baking sheet pan with a rack on it so it can get crispy all over with a bed of veggies and omg girl it was the juiciest chicken ever 😭🥰 I LOVE YOUR RECIPES NATASHA!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 22, 2021

      That’s just awesome, Kaleena! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! We love juicy chicken, and this is the best recipe for it!

      Reply

  • Sadaf
    June 20, 2021

    I made it for our sunday lunch and it was amazing. So moist, tender and flavorful.I really loved the smell and taste of the lemon and rosemary. It was also easy to serve and designed a beautiful table for me. Thank you so much.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 20, 2021

      You are very welcome! Thanks for leaving a great review and feedback, glad you enjoyed the recipe!

      Reply

  • Shawna
    June 17, 2021

    Made this tonight for dinner and it was amazing! The best roast chicken I have ever had! Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 17, 2021

      That’s fantastic feedback! Thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • michelle
    May 20, 2021

    super tasty recipe !!

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  • Jacalyn Moyer
    April 30, 2021

    I made this last night for my husband and me. I added some halved Brussels Sprouts to the veggie mix. I’m not very experienced with roasting a whole chicken, but this turned out quite well, and was delicious. Thanks for a great recipe, and an informative video.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 1, 2021

      Yum! I love that you added brussels sprouts! Great idea!

      Reply

  • Sharon
    April 11, 2021

    I’ve made roast chicken many times over the years. This was definitely the best roasted chicken that I’ve ever made. I followed the recipe exactly. No changes were needed. I can’t wait for the leftovers tomorrow! Thank you so much!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 11, 2021

      I’m happy to hear that, Sharon. Thank you for sharing that with us and you are very welcome!

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  • Beverly Lay
    April 10, 2021

    This was not only beautiful but it tasted as good as it looked. My kids LOVED every bite & my husband too. It’s not easy to find recipes that we all love so I was super excited that they all love it. Also, it was easy to fix, so a double win! Clean up is a breeze because it’s was fixed on my iron cookie sheet & all it needs is to be rinsed & dried to be ready to use again. Thanks for posting this video & all the inspiration you give me to feed my family.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 11, 2021

      Hello Beverly, that is so heartwarming. Thank you so much for your fantastic comments and feedback, we appreciate it!

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  • Geri
    April 6, 2021

    Made the roast chicken recipe tonight. It was absolutely delicious and the chicken so moist! Hubby said best I’ve ever made. Followed your recipe pretty much except I put some paprika on the skin as well. Potatoes and carrots turned out great, some carrots and onions got a bit of charring. Made gravy with the drippings, turned out delicious too! This recipe is definitely a keeper and will make again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 6, 2021

      Hello Geri, thank you so much for your wonderful comments and feedback. I’m happy that you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • audrey a parks
    April 6, 2021

    I have a 2lb chicken. How long should I cook? 40 min at 425?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 6, 2021

      Hi Audrey, it is possible that times would vary. We used a 5 1/2 lb chicken. I recommend reading through our recommendations in the Chicken Roasting Time Chart section and cooking the chicken until it reaches 165 degrees.

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  • Annette Abbott
    March 29, 2021

    Hello!!! I made this juicy chicken recipe yesterday for dinner and IT.IS.AMAZING!!! One of our all time favorites. The flavors with the lemon and garlic was wonderful. I will definitely make this again and again!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2021

      Hello Annette, thanks for your awesome feedback and review! Your comments made my morning more inspiring!

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  • Joseph
    March 15, 2021

    made this no rack but I placed l half stick butter in side chicken with other ing. mentioned. thick sliced onion rounds salted cracked pepper sprinkle olive oil then halved Brussels sprouts ontop this was bed for chicken yummy. had a small chicken so dropped temp to 355. 1 hour 25 minutes. roughly instant read thermometer always handy.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 15, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Joseph!

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  • Claudia
    March 14, 2021

    Sent the recipe to my husband this afternoon an hour later he was already preparing the chicken, for a house full of picky eaters all three of our little ones ate their entire meal and asked for seconds! This is a miracle dish! Absolutely loved it, can’t wait to invest more of our time trying out your delicious recipes! Thank you!🤍

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    • Claudia
      March 14, 2021

      Forgot to add rating 🥲

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 15, 2021

      Hello Claudia, that is so heartwarming and inspiring for me. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful feedback with us.

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  • Tiffany Elizalde
    March 11, 2021

    Love this recipe so much. I make it at least 2-3 times a month super easy and delicious! Yesterday I swapped the Yukon potatoes for sweet potatoes and it came out so delicious. Just a quick question I have been noticing my veggies burning a little. Yesterday I took them out about 40 mins after they went in the oven, placed them in a glass container with foil on top, and then added them at the end. How can I assure my veggies won’t get too burned? Thank you so much! You’re amazing!

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    • Natasha
      March 12, 2021

      Hi Tiffany, make sure you are not cooking on convection settings. Also, cut them up larger so they are less likely to burn and lastly, you can tent the veggies with foil if you see they are browning too quickly or even add them 10 minutes into the roasting.

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      • Tiffany Elizalde
        March 15, 2021

        Thank you so much! Can’t wait to try it out. Love love this recipe!

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  • Mary Koukos
    March 7, 2021

    Made this tonight and I can honestly say it’s the best chicken I have ever had, husband agreeing. Made it just as written and was super moist and full of flavor, please make this chicken for your family, a real treat, thank you Natasha, I always trust your recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 8, 2021

      That’s so sweet of you, thank you so much for your wonderful review! I’m glad you loved this recipe big time!

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  • Simone
    March 4, 2021

    Not enough spices added to the chicken.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 4, 2021

      Hi Simone, feel free to adjust the seasoning and add more according to your preference.

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  • Jen
    February 20, 2021

    Can I season under the skin like the Instant pot recipe?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 22, 2021

      Hello Jen, that should be alright too.

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  • Suzanne
    February 8, 2021

    This chicken turned out great. We are empty nesters so we have lots left over. I hope I can make a soup with the leftovers. Even through I live in Texas we are getting some really cold weather later this week, soup weather!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 8, 2021

      Sounds perfect. I’m sure will also be great. Enjoy and I hope you’ll love every recipe that you will try, Suzanne!

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      • Anita
        April 4, 2021

        The bests chicken ever! I tried tonight and the family loved it
        Thank you Natasha

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    • Joseph
      March 15, 2021

      hello Suzanne. remove meat and don’t forget what’s called da oyster. that two oval shaped pieces meat in the back bone. place skeleton in crock pot with celery small stalk leaves are good a 4 inch piece one Carrot cut in half half a yellow onion one clove garlic skin on smashed. cook on low over night mages a great chicken stock. in texas hill country

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  • Aria Edwards
    February 8, 2021

    Hey Natasha I just love your recipes always easy and the taste is DELICIOUS…and you make it fun while cooking….God bless you and your family

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 8, 2021

      Hello Aria, that’s so nice to know. Thank you for your great review and support. God bless you and your family too!

      Reply

  • Mare
    February 6, 2021

    Hi Natasha, love your videos! tonight i will make the juicy roast chicken, can’t wait! what type of salt do you use for this chicken and in most recipes?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 6, 2021

      Thank you! I usually use sea salt in my recipes.

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  • esther de guzman
    February 3, 2021

    hi! I am an avid fan of yours.I love your recipes and whenever I see your cooking and baking I am excited to try them myself.I love watching you and I love your smiles!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2021

      You’re so nice! Thank you.

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  • Angela
    January 31, 2021

    Made the chicken today. Followed the recipe and it came out great. Cooked through and still juicy. Last time I cooked a chicken it came out half cooked even though it was in the oven for over 2 hours.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 1, 2021

      Wow! That’s a long time! I’m glad you found our recipe, and it worked for you, Angela!

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  • Addelyn
    January 30, 2021

    The taste are awesome! But unfortunately, the skin on the other side is not brownish & crispy; more like steam chicken. Do I need to turn the chicken in between?

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    • Natasha
      January 30, 2021

      Hi Addelyn, I don’t turn the chicken normally. You could roast on a rack if you prefer a crispy skin all around the chicken.

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  • Mira
    January 26, 2021

    I’m surprised your recipe says to do this uncovered. I worry about it getting burned! I’m almost afraid to try it but you have never ever failed me before so here goes …

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    • Natasha
      January 26, 2021

      Hi Mira, roasting uncovered at a high temperature results in juicy chicken and crisp skin. I hope you love it!

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  • Regina
    January 25, 2021

    Hi Natasha!

    I love all your recipe everytime i see new one i always tried it. I also like the way you represent your recipe. You’re amazing and i always love the way you smile..you’re funny! Thanks for sharing your talent in cooking.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2021

      You’re welcome, Regina! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Larry
    January 25, 2021

    Hey Natasha!
    Absolutely love your video on roasting a whole chicken! You make it look so easy. I have not tried it yet, but I will this coming weekend! I’m excited as I have never roasted a whole chicken.
    I have everything for the recipe except the fresh rosemary. I’m going to try dry herbs and hope that works! I have a mobility problem and my niece does the shopping for me she does a fair job, but does not go out of her way to do a good job! Oh well!
    Thanks again, and stay safe!
    Larry

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 25, 2021

      Hello Larry, great to hear from you and thanks for sharing that with me. I think that will work, please share with us how it goes as I would love to get your feedback.

      Reply

  • Pat
    January 24, 2021

    Good morning Natasha,
    Do I bring chicken to room temp before cooking? Doing it today. Thanks.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 24, 2021

      Hi Pat, a frozen whole chicken should be fully thawed (about 24 hours) in the refrigerator.

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  • Karishma
    January 22, 2021

    Natasha, love all your recipes. My go to for anything new 🙂 This is the first time I tried roast chicken at home and it was delicious. So moist. We all loved it.
    However, all my veggies were burnt / completely charred. How do you manage not to burn the veggies at that heat, for that long? Wonder what I did wrong..

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    • Natasha
      January 23, 2021

      Hi, did you possibly use convection mode? That usually cooks them faster. Also, be sure not to cut the veggies too small.

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      • Karishma
        January 24, 2021

        Thanks, will try keeping the veggies bigger next time. The chicken was outstanding… have always been too intimidated to try roasting a chicken, no longer 🙂 Thank you.

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          January 24, 2021

          I’m glad to know that!

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  • Michelle
    January 22, 2021

    Hi Natasha, love your recipes!… Question, can I use regular butter instead of unsalted? Or is there a difference in using unsalted?

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  • Jennifer A Newman
    January 21, 2021

    Natasha I love you and you recipe videos! I making this chicken tonight I can’t wait to taste it!!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2021

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes! I hope you love this chicken recipe!

      Reply

  • Christine
    January 19, 2021

    I bought 2 chickens from a local farmer’s market that were free range, but each chicken was only 3 1/2 pounds. How do I adjust your recipe if I cooked both chickens together? Also, how would I adjust if I just cooked one 3 1/2 pound chicken.

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    • Natasha
      January 21, 2021

      Hi Christine, I haven’t tried roasting 2 small chickens together but my guess is that it would take about 60 to 80 minutes. Be sure to check the internal temperature so it reaches 165˚F and juices run clear when you cut between the leg and thigh.

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  • Esmeralda Castillo
    January 18, 2021

    This was the moistest juiciest and flavorful chicken I’ve ever had! The meat just fell off the bones! It was perfectly golden brown and crispy. What a beautiful centerpiece too! You’ll never want to buy another store bought chicken again! Amazing flavors and easy to prepare.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

      We had to call it ‘Juicy’ Roast Chicken for that reason! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Esmeralda!

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  • Patrick Dicks
    January 17, 2021

    I am just about to make my Natasha Roast Chicken!!! Cannot wait!

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  • Marjorie C Whiteside
    January 16, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    How much cooking time would I add if I stuffed the chicken?

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    • Natasha
      January 17, 2021

      Hi Marjorie, I haven’t tested it that way but the key would be to check the temperature of the stuffing if you plan to eat the stuffing to ensure it is a safe temperature.

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  • Dani
    January 13, 2021

    Hi! Love love this recipe!! Thank you for helping me learn to cook! Question for you? I have a fancier oven and I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t know much about it 😳 in the future should I use regular bake? Convection bake? Or Convection roast for this recipe? Thanks!!!!

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    • Natasha
      January 13, 2021

      Hi Dani, I always opt for the regular bake mode in most of my recipes unless I’m broiling something. In some ovens, roasting can give off more heat from the top so it can make the top of the chicken overly browned and dry. Regular Bake mode is a safe way to go unless a recipe states otherwise.

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  • SweetSue
    January 6, 2021

    This looks so good. Am going to make using your recipe. Can I substitute the rosemary with another fresh herb. I just don’t care for rosemary. What would you recommend as substitute for the rosemary?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 6, 2021

      You can try basil or sage. I think that would work too.

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  • Maha
    January 3, 2021

    good night, I love you so much, this recipe is delicious and thank you.

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  • Vesna
    January 1, 2021

    Great Recipe! Natasha when you roast the chicken, do you use the regular bake function or the convection roast function?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2021

      Hi Vesna, we use the regular bake function.

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  • Marlene DeRosia
    December 27, 2020

    Just finished a wonderful meal with the best Chicken recipe I have ever used. Ever recipe of yours, Natasha, has been awesome. Thanks for sharing

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 27, 2020

      You’re so welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed your meal and this recipe!

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  • John
    December 26, 2020

    Hi Natasha. I’m a huge fan of your and love watching your vidoes. For Christmas this year, I tried this roasted chicken recipe. It was AMAZING! I have a picky girl and she ate so much of this dinner, so thank you for this wonderful recipe. It will be a regular from now on. I also made your apple pie recipe which was dee-friggin-licious. I had to use a gluten free crust that I found in my local supermarket, but the filling was all Natasha ;-). Thanks again, and all the best during the holidays and in 2021!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, John!

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  • Rosemary
    December 26, 2020

    Made this last night and it is a keeper. I stuffed the chicken with a boxed dressing and it was delicious!
    Who needs recipe books when you have Natasha’s Kitchen. This is the 9th recipe I have tried and everyone has been delicious.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      I’m so happy you love our recipes! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment

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  • GEMMA CRUZ
    December 24, 2020

    hello natashia. soooo perfect and yummy and all of the above goodness. my husband and i added dry mustard in the mixture…. we got 2 whole chicken at the same time for 90mins

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Natalia
    December 23, 2020

    it’s a keeper. Thank you, Natasha. Tried it yesterday. my kids thought it was much better than a store-bought. i have only one concern. by the time the chicken was done the vegies were way past done almost to the point of burnt. the kids didn’t like that though my kids are really good about eating vegies. i had to cover the breast with foil at one point but the skin turned out crispy and delicious anyway.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that with me, Natalia! I’m so glad you enjoeyd this recipe!

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  • MB
    December 23, 2020

    So delicious that my husband asked me if we could add it to the weekly rotation.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Betty
    December 20, 2020

    As always, your recipes are the best and I just love your style!!

    Can one do this without the carrots and potatoes? I’m wondering if omitting them will affect the flavor of the chicken ?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 21, 2020

      Thank you so much, Betty for always trusting my recipes. It is so good with booth carrots and potatoes but feel free to omit it from the recipe.

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  • Lidia
    December 17, 2020

    Hi Natasha, love your videos!! Your always so full of energy and cheer. Natasha I would love to do this recipe but for the amount of triples (3 chickens ) lol… the amount of ingredients I’m ok, but please help with the cooking time for all three chickens, so they can all be ready at the same time?? Please help!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2020

      Hi Lidia, I haven’t tried this with three times the amount to advise on time. I imagine it will take longer, however. If you do the experiment I would love to know how you like this!

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  • Donna
    December 7, 2020

    This is the second time I have used the roasted chicken recipe. I double it and it turns out awesome. All is ready in 80 minutes. My family loves it and it is so easy to make it. Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 7, 2020

      Hello Donna, I am happy to hear that your family always enjoys this recipe. Thanks for your great review and feedback!

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  • Jasmine D.
    December 4, 2020

    Natasha,
    You are an amazing chef! I look forward t your recipes every day

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 4, 2020

      You’re so nice! Thank you!

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  • Jan
    December 3, 2020

    Excellent recipe! Can you substitute chicken thighs and drumsticks for the whole chicken?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 3, 2020

      Hi Jan, I have only tried this with a whole chicken, but I imagine there may be a way to do that! If you happen to test it out, I would love to know how you like that!

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  • Jan
    December 3, 2020

    This recipe was delicious!
    I would like to make it again with bone in skin on chicken thighs and drumsticks. Any recommendations for cooking?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 3, 2020

      Hi Jan, I haven’t tested this like that to advise, but I imagine it may work with a few changes. If you experiment, I would love to know how you like that!

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  • Svetlana
    November 27, 2020

    It’s sooooo good! I was only able to find. 4.23lb chicken, but it took also about 75 mins. Delicious!!! Will be making this chicken more often! Kids loved it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2020

      I’m glad you enjoeyd that, Svetlana!

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  • Mirka
    November 26, 2020

    The best Juicy chicken ever! Me and my whole family love that recipe! Thank YOu so much!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 26, 2020

      My pleasure, Mirka. Sounds perfect!

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  • Graciela Rodriguez
    November 24, 2020

    Thank you I love your recipes God bless

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 25, 2020

      Thank you and so great to hear that!

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  • Sara
    November 21, 2020

    Thanks Natasha for the recipe. I’ve been waiting for roast whole chicken recipe from you 🙂
    A question. We don’t like garlic that much (not when the taste is noticeable). When putting a half garlic head inside the chicken’s cavity, how garlicky would the chicken taste? Wondering if it is possible to remove garlic all together or woupd it not be tasty?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 22, 2020

      Hi Sara, you’re welcome and I hope you like this recipe. The garlic makes the dish so delicious because it enhances the flavor. You can omit it from the recipe but the flavor will not be the same, you can probably use garlic powder instead to still get that flavor but if you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

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      • Sara
        November 27, 2020

        Thanks for your response. I made this yesterday and oh wow! Really tasty, juicy and just delicious. I ended up cutting one small clove of garlic and putting the two halves along with the lemon and rosemary is the cavity. It was just the right amount. Thanks again for sharing this amazing recipe

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          November 27, 2020

          Sounds awesome! Thanks for your wonderful comments and feedback, Sara.

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  • Marc Wolfe
    November 15, 2020

    What should cooking time be if I use the convection roast option in my oven? Thank you.

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    • Natasha
      November 16, 2020

      Hi Marc, for a convection oven-roasted chicken, I would reduce the temperature from 425˚F to 400˚F and definitely check with a thermometer to make sure it reaches a safe temperature. I hope you love this juicy roast chicken recipe!

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  • Heather
    November 13, 2020

    What disposable kitchen gloves do you recommend when handling poultry?

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    • Natasha
      November 13, 2020

      Hi Heather, we have the gloves listed in our Amazon affiliate shop.

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      • Heather
        November 13, 2020

        Thank you so much! By the way LOVE your recipes and videos!!!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 13, 2020

          I’m so happy to hear that Heather! Thank you for watching!

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  • Yolanda Corzine
    November 12, 2020

    Could you use this recipe for a turkey?

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  • Yolanda Corzine
    November 12, 2020

    I can hardly wait to cook this roasted chicken. All your recipes are soooo delicious..
    Thank you for the videos

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 12, 2020

      You’re welcome, Yolanda! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes and videos!

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  • Sara
    November 10, 2020

    Can’t wait to try this tomorrow ! I won’t be able to have fresh Rosemary by tomorrow, how much dried rosemary would you recommend using inside the chicken and on the vegetables ? I will be using a 6.5lb chicken.

    Thank you !

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 11, 2020

      Hello Sara, sounds like a great plan. Yes, I imagine that should work too, please let us know how it goes.

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  • Trisha
    November 8, 2020

    Made this tonight and it was amazing. The best chicken I have ever made thank you for sharing the recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 8, 2020

      You are most welcome, Trisha. That makes me so happy, thanks for your great review and feedback!

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  • malak
    November 8, 2020

    please can you do tomba chichen because i want to see how to do it please do it 😢😢😢

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 8, 2020

      Thanks for your suggestion

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  • Laraine Frost
    November 7, 2020

    I have a 4lb chicken and an oven Im not familiar with. I have followed your instructions…but how long?? and should i keep checking

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    • Natasha
      November 8, 2020

      Hi Laraine, I would highly recommend using a meat thermometer and cook until it reaches 165˚F at the deepest part of the thigh. It would take less time (maybe 10 minutes less).

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      • Janice
        November 15, 2020

        I made this today but my chicken was smaller so didn’t take as long to finish thus The veggies were still hard so I roasted the veggies for an extra 30 minutes, still hard, put them back for another 30 minutes now they are dry and not really soft inside, what am I doing wrong?

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        • Natasha
          November 16, 2020

          Hi Janice, it could be due to cutting the vegetables too large or possibly roasting at a lower temperature. The veggies really need at least 75 minutes total in the oven.

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  • MG SHEPHERD
    November 7, 2020

    Thank you. Your site is a go-to for me for good, dependable, delicious recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2020

      I’m so happy you love our recipes! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment

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  • Judith Kaiser
    November 7, 2020

    Hi Natasha!
    Could this chicken also be made
    in a 6qt slow cooker. I would love to make it for Thanksgiving.
    If so how long does it have to cook on low or on high.
    Thank you, Judith

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2020

      Hi Judith, I have not tried this in a slow cooker to advise and I worry it would be a completely different recipe.

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  • Alan Steinberg
    November 7, 2020

    Please do not discard the chicken liver or Gizzard. Please send to me post paid. Liver for Chopped Liver and Gizzard is great in soups.
    alanjesq

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    • Natasha
      November 7, 2020

      Thanks for sharing! I’d love to hear about your recipes for those.

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  • Malak
    November 7, 2020

    Hi natasha can you pumpkin pie please 😊😊😊 a special request.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2020

      Thank you for that suggestion, Malak!

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  • Malak
    November 6, 2020

    Hi natasha can you do pumpkin pie please a special request.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 6, 2020

      Thank you so much for that suggestion Malak! We have our favorite pumpkin recipes for you.

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  • Joanna
    November 6, 2020

    How long would you cook an 8-10lb chicken? Also, do different toaster pans require different cook times?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 6, 2020

      Hi Joanna, it is possible that times would vary. We used a 5 1/2 lb chicken. I recommend reading through our recommendations in the Chicken Roasting Time Chart section and cooking the chicken until it reaches 165 degrees.

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  • Malak
    November 6, 2020

    Hi natasha can you do pumpkin pie please 😊😊😊 a special suggestion

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  • Melissa
    November 6, 2020

    Roasted chicken is my favorite! Quick and easy and looks like you spent all day when you really didn’t!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 6, 2020

      Exactly! Isn’t it the best! We absolutely love it!

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  • Jen
    November 6, 2020

    Such a delicious dinner! We’ll all be fighting over the leftovers for sandwiches tomorrow.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 6, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoeyd it, Jen! Thank you for that wonderful review!

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    • HP
      November 9, 2020

      Do you have a video on how to carve a whole cooked chicken?

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  • Natalie
    November 6, 2020

    Love having the option of chicken & turkey for Thanksgiving & this chicken is perfect!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 6, 2020

      Thank you for that wonderful feedback Natalie!

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