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Hearty Chicken Roast

Don’t know what to make during the weeks leading up to Christmas? Here is an easy recipe you’ll love! Chicken is rubbed with savory seasoned butter and roasted over potatoes to soak up all those delicious drippings.

Tasty Team
97% would make again

1 hr 20 min

Hearty Chicken Roast

1 hr 20 min


for 4 servings

  • 1 whole chicken, 4–5 pounds
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons turmeric
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (235 g), softened
  • 4 medium Idaho potatoes, quartered
  • vegetable of choice, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 990
  • Fat 60g
  • Carbs 57g
  • Fiber 43g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Protein 48g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Pat the chicken dry, including inside the cavity (remove any giblets, if applicable), with paper towels. Rub the chicken inside and out with 2 teaspoons of salt.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, poultry seasoning, ground rosemary, paprika, and turmeric and mix well. Add the softened butter and mix well.
  4. Rub the seasoned butter all over the chicken, including under the skin. Season with the remaining teaspoon of salt.
  5. Add the potatoes to a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, arranging in an even layer. Place the chicken, breast-side up, on top of the potatoes, use twine or foil to tie the chicken legs together.
  6. Roast the chicken for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the leg reaches 165°F (75°C). If the skin starts to brown too quickly, tent with foil or reduce the oven temperature to 375°F (190°C). Remove the chicken from the oven and let rest for 20 minutes before carving.
  7. Serve the chicken with the potatoes and your favorite vegetables and drizzle with the pan juices.
  8. Enjoy!
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Hearty Chicken Roast