Dead Simple Oven Roasted Whole Chicken

This is about as simple as it gets, and even the most novice chef can produce excellent results with this can’t miss recipe.


  • One whole roasting chicken
  • Fresh herbs of your choice (we suggest sage and/or basil)
  • One stick of organic butter (room temperature)
  • Sea salt
  • Coconut oil (can substitute olive oil)
  • Fresh ground black pepper (optional)
  • One lemon, quartered (optional)


  1. Thaw chicken completely
  2. Chop about 1/3-1/2 cup fresh herbs
  3. Mix 2/3 of the herbs with the fresh butter thoroughly
  4. Using a spoon, place herb butter mix under skin of the breast, thigh and drums
  5. Place remaining herbs (and unused herb butter) into cavity with the quartered lemon (optional)
  6. Rub oil over entire exterior of chicken, then coat with sea salt and fresh black pepper (optional)
  7. Place in roasting pan breast side down
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes per pound (ovens will very)
  9. Turn to breast side up halfway thru roasting
  10. Broil as required to crisp the skin and enjoy!
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