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Two Simple Herb-Roasted Chickens

Two Simple Herb-Roasted Chickens

We’ve included a basic herb combination in this recipe for roasting two chickens at once, but season your chicken with whatever herbs you like. Though we like to roast two chickens at once, you can also easily halve all the ingredients and just roast one.


12-16 servings (depending on size of chickens)

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

2 hours


  • 1/4cup chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, sage, rosemary and/or thyme
  • 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 24- to 5-pound whole chickens, giblets removed


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat a large roasting pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix herbs, garlic, oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl to form a paste. Rub the herb mixture all over the chickens, under the skin and over the breast and thigh meat. Tie the legs together with kitchen string. Place the chickens in the prepared pan, breast-side up, preferably not touching each other.
  3. Roast the chickens for 45 minutes. Rotate the pan 180 degrees and continue roasting until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, without touching the bone, registers 165°F, 45 minutes to 1 hour more. (Be sure to check the temperature of each chicken. One might be done before the other.) Transfer to a clean cutting board; let rest for 10 minutes before removing the string and carving .


Kitchen string

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 12-16 servings (depending on size of chickens))

Calories 165kcal
Carbohydrate Total 1g
Total Sugars 0g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 0g
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2g
Mono Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 69mg
Sodium 206mg
Protein 23g
Potassium 201mg
Calcium 15mg
Folate 6mcg
Omega-6 1g
Vitamin E 1mg
Zinc 2mg
Vitamin B3 7mg

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