Easy Whole Roasted Chicken

I can’t believe I’ve never done this before.

Roasting a whole chicken seemed intimidating, but it was actually so easy and the meat turned out tender and juicy. I am always worried about over cooking chicken, but it was perfectly cooked, and I barely did any work!

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I used my cast iron skillet, threw some onions and garlic with the chicken, and roasted some carrots, butternut squash and Brussels on a pan at the same time.

It made for a super easy dinner, and is sparking ideas for Thanksgiving. Or perhaps a dish I can easily bring to Friendsgiving!

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It was such an easy and wholesome meal – just a little bit of prep and chopping, and the oven does the rest. I was able to buy this organic chicken for only $12 (plus 10% off with Prime!) at Whole Foods Market 365 and it could have fed 4-6 people. They have tons of pre-prepped holiday sides (Brussels, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, etc) that accompany this roasted chicken, or a Thanksgiving turkey perfectly.

What I loved most about this chicken was 1. how easy it was, but 2. how crispy the skin was, haha. I’m not a typical skin eater, but I couldn’t resist! It was crispy and full of flavor from the rosemary, garlic and salt.

Below is the recipe for the chicken. For the accompanying veggies, I tossed in a tad of oil (coconut or avocado) and place on a roasted pan. Roast for 35-40 minutes alongside the chicken in the oven, and voila!

Easy Whole Roasted Rosemary Garlic Chicken

Easy whole roasted chicken with rosemary and garlic - made with almost no effort!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Entree
Servings: 6
Author: The Fresh Find


  • 4-5 lb Organic chicken
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 3 springs rosemary chopped
  • 1-2 tsp salt


  • Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Salt the chicken to your liking (I use 1-2tsp).
  • Place the chicken (breast side up) on the cast iron skillet.
  • Lay chopped onions at the base
  • Mix avocado oil, garlic and rosemary.
  • Pour over chicken and brush to spread.
  • Place in oven, and cook for 1 hour at 425 degrees.
  • Remove and carve to serve!


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