Oven Roasted Chicken


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. If chicken is frozen, thaw in the refrigerator 24 hours before cooking.
  3. Place chicken on a pan or plate while thawing in the refrigerator.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  5. Remove necks and giblets from chicken cavity, if present before cooking. Reserve for another use.
  6. Place chicken, breast side up, in a roasting pan.
  7. Brush chicken skin with Italian dressing and sprinkle with garlic salt.
  8. Stuff lemon or orange into chicken cavity.
  9. Roast 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until meat thermometer inserted into chicken thigh registers 165 °F.
  10. Let chicken set for 15 minutes after removing from the oven before carving.

Recipe from MyPlate.gov


  • 1 chicken, broiler/fryer (thawed, if frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons Italian dressing, low-fat (or olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 lemon, quartered (or orange)