This is the easiest and best roasted chicken EVER! I love making this for Sunday dinners and saving the leftovers for chicken soup. Even though it's a very simple meal, it takes about 3 hours from start to finish so plan accordingly.Easy Roasted Chicken
2 T. oil
1 whole chicken, thawed (about 5 pounds)
3 T. melted butter
Drizzle oil in a 9x13" pan.
Remove and discard chicken neck and giblets from cavity. Rinse chicken inside and out and pat dry. Place in oiled pan breast side up.Pour melted butter over chicken. Rub to distribute evenly.Sprinkle liberally with onion powder and salt. Top with a little pepper if desired.Bake at 375 F for 2-2 1/2 hours (or until internal temperature of chicken breast reaches 165 F).Remove chicken from oven and allow to rest for 20-30 minutes. This is crucial for tender meat.I absolutely love this chicken. It's always a hit with my family. Make sure you save the carcass to make chicken broth or chicken soup. Enjoy!