Weeknight roast chicken

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Roasting a chicken is a staple dinner choice. Claire Tansey shares just how easy this savoury meal can be with this simple recipe.

Weeknight roast chicken


  • 1.3 – 1.6kg chicken (3 – 3 1/2 lbs)
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt


Preheat oven to 350F.

Place chicken on a large baking sheet or shallow casserole (no rack).

Brush all over with olive oil then sprinkle generously with salt.

Season with fresh pepper.

Roast 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 min. Let rest 15 min.

Flavour variations: Chicken goes with everything! Stuff the cavity with a cut lemon or a bunch of fresh thyme, tarragon or sage. Or sprinkle skin with smoked paprika or even curry powder.

How you know it is ready: Experience. Roast a chicken a week for 2 months. Then you’ll know forever.

Courtesy Claire Tansey