As a mother, I am constantly looking for recipes that will have my kids wanting seconds. Sometimes just a recipe that I can at least get them to try. This can be pretty difficult at times when my kids prefer a menu consisting of only elbow noodles and cheese. Other than the infamous cheesy macaroni, I am a stickler for an easy recipe that includes chicken. We love chicken in our house. Shoot, I love it even more due to the fact that it is actually something that my kids will eat! Once I find a good chicken recipe, I hold onto it for dear life. This recipe is one of those.
A whole chicken and some spices is all you really need. It was in and out of the oven in less than an hour and had my kids ready to eat it before the timer went off. Yes, it really does smell that good! Another great thing about using this recipe is that you can use the meat for other recipes. I have made a homemade chicken salad as well as in soups.
You can also prep this chicken for other meals down the road. Once you pull the meat off the bone, place it in a freezer Ziploc bag. Store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. I have done this for when I am wanting to make chicken pot pie later in the month and did not feel like using all the meat at one dinner.
I went for some fresh rosemary on our oven roasted chicken, but that can be left out. The absent rosemary will not change the taste of the chicken enough to even make a difference.
The options are endless with this Oven Roasted Chicken. So, get to the store for these simple ingredients!