Simple Roasted Rosemary Chicken


This is a simple roast chicken recipe; it is super budget friendly and can also be turned into chicken salad and broth, to create more meals. I turned this chicken into a broth here. I used about a 5lb chicken, it was pretty simple to find at my local grocery store.


Simple Rosemary Roasted Chicken


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2 onions
  • 5-6 carrots
  • 1-2 sweet potatoes or other potatoes of choice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp. rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Rinse chicken under cool water and pat dry, then place in a roasting pan.
  3. Chop onions into 4, leaving the root attached; chop carrots into 3rd and add these to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Scrub potatoes and chop into quarters and add to the bowl.
  5. Add a drizzle of olive oil, a  little rosemary, salt and pepper to the mixing bowl and combine.
  6. Sprinkle salt and pepper into cavity of chicken and also cut two small pieces of lemon and place in the cavity of the chicken
  7. Rub olive oil on the outside of the chicken and sprinkle with salt pepper and rosemary.
  8. Place all the veggies in the pan around the chicken and add the rest of the lemon.
  9. Roast the chicken about 1.5-2 hours when the internal temperature is at 165 or the juices between the thigh and leg run clear.
  10. Remove the chicken from the oven and cover with aluminium, foil and allow to sit for 20 minutes.
  11. Carve your chicken and serve with veggies.


Containers: I found at a local antique shop, but similar ones here: BEST PRICE Set of 3 Enameled Metal Coffee Tea Sugar Containers

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