Roasted Whole Chicken with Rosemary

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May. 04, 2011

The ingredients used are basic and turn an ordinary chicken into a taste of elegance and beauty. Typically, I'm not a fan of rosemary but I have to admit, my opinion may be changing very quickly. Rosemary despite it's aromatic strength as a fresh cut or even dried herb, becomes a subtle backdrop which sets the whole stage for this meal.


Whole chicken 1
Fresh rosemary sprigs 2 Large
Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) , crush
Extra virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoon
Salt and pepper To Taste



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Under cold water clean the chicken inside and out, rub salt and wash the chicken.

3. Remove the giblets and trim extra fat from the skin.


4. Place the chicken in a roasting pan; coat the chicken with olive oil.

5. Season with salt and ground pepper. Place the garlic and rosemary sprigs inside and outside of the chicken cavity.

6. Make foil tent and cover the pan

7. Bake for 1 1/2 hours then remove tent, and baste chicken with the juices which have already accumulated.

8. Return to oven and cook another 30 minutes.

9. Once done remove and allow the chicken to rest.


10. Serve with roasted rosemary potatoes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 120 Minutes
Ready In: 120 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 613Calories from Fat 409

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 45 g69.2%

Saturated Fat 11 g55%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 282 mg11.75%

Total Carbohydrates 1 g0.3%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 47 g94%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet