Perfect Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe {Plus Zero Calorie Chicken Rub}

Perfect Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe

This perfect Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe is easy to make, and low calorie.

Along with this roasted chicken recipe, you’ll find a zero calorie chicken rub. You can use this zero calorie rub on the whole roasted chicken, or any cut of chicken… It’s also optional, and you can modify it depending on which spices you already have in your pantry.

Perfect Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe

Making a roasted whole chicken seems daunting the first time, but it’s actually just as easy as any other cut of chicken. In this guide, I’ll show you just how easy roasting chicken can be with my easy to follow how to guide.

Believe it or not, roasting a chicken is more full proof than baking a piece of chicken breast. Because you have all of the bones in the whole roast chicken, it’s less likely to dry out… Yes, you read that correctly, making a baked whole chicken is easier than making a baked chicken breast.

This roasted whole chicken recipe comes with a zero calorie chicken rub that you can use on any cut up chicken…

Perfect Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe

Roasted chicken recipes are impressive as they are easy to make. Though daunting the first time, whole chicken recipes are extremely easy with my simple how to guide below.

In this article, you will learn how to roast whole chicken to perfection, find a zero calorie chicken rub. A shopping list, and printable recipe card can also be found along with a nutrition label.

Perfect Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe

The first time you make an oven roasted chicken, it may seem daunting. But I assure you it’s easy, and to make it even easier, I’ve supplied you with a shopping list, printable recipe card, and so much more.

Please don’t let the idea of a whole baked chicken scare you off. I assure you, once you make it you’ll be shocked at how easy it is to whip up any night of the week.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients in Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe (shopping list!)
  • How to Cook a Chicken in the Oven
  • Perfect Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Roasted Whole Chicken

This easy chicken roast recipe comes with everything you need for making baked chicken whole. Along with a simple how to guide, you’ll find a shopping list, and shareable recipe card.

In the next section, you’ll find a shopping list for baked chicken, I recommend taking a screenshot on your phone so you have it with you the next time you’re at the grocery store and you want to bake whole chicken.

Up next, a shopping list for the roasted whole chicken recipe…

Ingredients in Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe

To make this roasted whole chicken recipe easier, you will find a shopping list below. I recommend screenshooting it to your phone so you have it at your fingertips the next time you go shopping.

You likely have many of these ingredients already, if you don’t have one of the chicken rub spices, you can skip it. In fact you can skip the entire rub should you desire, and just sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.

Perfect Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe

The shopping list for roasted chicken recipe is meant to be screenshot it on your phone. If you were looking for measurements, see the recipe card below.

There you can double or triple the recipe and choose how many servings you want to make. It will do the math on the measurements for you.

Shopping List for Oven Roasted Chicken:

  • Whole chicken
  • Olive oil spray
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic cloves
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika

If you don’t have some of these ingredients, you can make this roast chicken recipe with just whole chicken, olive oil, salt and pepper. It will still be delicious, and you can still follow the directions below.

Up next, learn how to cook a chicken roaster oven recipe…

How to Cook a Chicken in the Oven

It’s so very easy to roast chicken in oven, once you make roast chicken recipes, you’ll want to make them all the time. Not only do they make an impressive dinner, but depending on how many people you’re serving, you’ll have lots of delicious leftovers.

Plus, often making a whole chicken in the oven is the cheapest cut you can find. I can regularly find whole chickens for as low as five dollars at my local grocery store.

Perfect Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe

To make this baked chicken recipe whole as easy as possible, I’ve given you many steps. I wanted them to be easy to read at a glance. Originally, they were only four steps, but again I want to make cooking a whole chicken as easy as possible.

How to Cook a Chicken in the Oven:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the zero calorie rub ingredients.
  3. Add the chicken to a baking dish.
  4. Remove any chicken parts from the cavity (giblets, neck, liver).
  5. Rub the chicken with the zero calorie rub. Making sure to get it all over including the inside cavity. Spray the chicken with olive oil. Add the garlic to the cavity.
  6. Fold back the wings and truss the legs (optional!)
  7. Add to the oven and roast for 1 hour. 
  8. Baste the outside and inside, and roast for an additional 1 hour.
  9. Remove from the oven and rest for 10-20 minutes before carving and serving.

Now that you know how to make a roasted whole chicken recipe, let’s move onto the recipe card. Below the recipe card, you can find a nutrition label, and some recipes to use up any leftover roasted chicken in.

The shareable recipe card in the next section can be pinned to your Pinterest boards, or emailed to your foodie friends… It’s a wonderful way to share food in the modern day.

Perfect Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe

Roasted chicken recipes are extremely easy, and impressive. This low calorie roasted whole chicken recipe comes with a zero calorie chicken rub that you can use on any cut of chicken.

In the next section, you will find a nutrition label, and below that some chicken recipes to use up any leftover roasted chicken in.

Perfect Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe

Perfect Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe

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This Perfect Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe is easy to make and low in calories!
Learn how to make an oven roasted chicken. This recipe is easy, yet impressive… cooking a whole chicken made easy with this simple how to guide.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
marinating 1 hr
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 176 kcal

Equipment

  • turkey baster

Ingredients
  

Zero Calorie Chicken Rub:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Whole Roasted Chicken Ingredients:

  • 1 large whole chicken 5-6 pound
  • Olive oil spray
  • 4 garlic cloves still in their jackets

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • In a small bowl, combine the zero calorie rub ingredients.
  • Add the chicken to a baking dish.
  • Remove any chicken parts from the cavity (giblets, neck, liver).
  • Rub the chicken with the zero calorie rub. Making sure to get it all over including the inside cavity. Spray the chicken with olive oil. Add the garlic to the cavity.
  • Fold back the wings and truss the legs (optional!)
  • Add to the oven and roast for 1 hour.
  • Baste the outside and inside, and roast for an additional 1 hour.
  • Remove from the oven and rest for 10-20 minutes before carving and serving.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 0.1gProtein: 17.5gFat: 11.8gSaturated Fat: 4.2gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 1229mgPotassium: 3mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0gCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Main Course
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In the next two sections, you can find a nutrition label, and low-calorie chicken recipes to use up any left over roasted chicken in.

Nutrition and Calories in Roasted Whole Chicken

Not all baked chicken recipes are made the same. This low calorie chicken roast recipe is lower in calories than most roast chicken recipes.

If you’re looking for a low calorie roast chicken recipe, be sure to see the recipe card above…

Perfect Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe

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