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My favorite Roast Chicken Recipe

My favorite Roast Chicken Recipe

Serves: 4

Time Preparing: 5-10 minutes

Time Roasting: 120 minutes

Total Time: 125-130 minutes


- One 3-t0 4- pound farm-raised chicken

- ½ teaspoon sea salt

- Freshly ground black pepper to taste

- 2-3 tablespoons ground cinnamon

- 1 tablespoon ghee or fat of choice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Rinse the chicken and dry inside and outside with paper towel

Place in a big bowl, sprinkle evenly with sea salt and pepper all over the chicken, including the cavity

Using your hands, evenly spread ghee all over the chicken, including the cavity

Evenly sprinkle both sides of the chicken with ground cinnamon

Place the chicken on a roasting pancovered with parchment paper

Roast until golden, 100-120 minutes

Remove from oven

Transfer to a serving plate

Let it rest 10 minutes before serving


This is a simple, fast to prepare and delicious recipe that makes my home “smells” like Christmas time.

I serve this dish with mashed potatoes or mashed cassava or mashed sweet potatoes. Plus, a large salad with mixed green leaves, walnuts and dried cranberries, seasoned with a vinaigrette dressing.

Keep leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days and use in sandwiches or have at hand for a quick meal.


Every time you prepare this dish try your own version using different herbs and spices available to you. Be the alchemist in your kitchen.

The herbs I already used with great results are rosemary, fresh sage or fresh marjoram chopped. Also, I loved a combination of ground turmeric, ginger and cayenne. But I often roast a chicken using only sea salt and ghee. All are delicious and simple to prepare options.

Please, leave a comment if you liked this recipe. It will help me create content that is interesting for you.

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