Oven Roasted Chicken: How to Roast a Chicken


  • 1 roasting chicken – I usually buy small roasting chickens from Costco (and they usually weigh between 45 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 – 2 1/2 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.