What’s For Dinner? Oven Roasted Chicken


Always a fave in our house…good ol’ fashioned Roast Chicken!
And one of the best parts, is making Chicken Soup Stock with the leftovers when you are done!


Oven Roasted Chicken
  • 1 roasting chicken - I usually buy small roasting chickens from Costco, and they usually weigh between 4-5 lbs.
  • olive oil
  • savoury herbs like rosemary, sage and thyme
  • salt & fresh ground pepper
  1. Rub the chicken with a couple tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Sprinkle on your favourite savoury herbs. I like to use rosemary, sage, and thyme.
  3. Generously salt & pepper.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 2 - 2½ hours (or longer), this is for a small roaster chicken weighing about 4-5 lbs. Just make sure the internal temperature is between 160 - 165 degrees.


I served this last night with Festive Onions, peas, and cinnamon yam bites!




  1. Joanna, that chicken looks really delicious. There’s nothing better and more homey than a roast chciken dinner. I remember that ” I feel like chicken tonight” jingle. Funny.

  2. Small roasting chickens are delicious and yours looks awesome. Something that I found that makes them taste great and the fact that you like cooked onions is, cutting a whole onion into quarters and stuffing it inside the chicken. Once the chicken is done and you scoop the onions out, they honestly melt in your mouth because they take on such great flavor from the spices and the chicken.

  3. This looks amazing, but one question. Do you cover it or cook it uncovered?

  4. Hi Brenda! You cook it uncovered – it makes the skin nice and crispy!


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