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You Need to Make This Amazing Sunday Roast Chicken Recipe

Roast Chicken, Chicken Meat, Roasted, Lemon - Fruit, Turkey Meat

You Need to Make This Amazing Sunday Roast Chicken Recipe

For some busy families, Sunday is the one time they can all be together. No school, work, or sports practices! Many families set aside a little bit of extra time to make a really special meal.

Sunday roast chicken is one of the meals that’s really amazing to make for your family. It’s savory and tasty. Even though this meal takes some extra time to cook, most of that is just time in the oven. You can enjoy time with your family while it bakes in the oven; then you’ll have a hearty meal on the table that everyone will love.

Sunday Roasted Chicken

A perfectly seasoned chicken is one of the kinds of meals that appeals to just about everyone. Whether you’re having company over for dinner or just want a cozy meal with your kids, this is a crowd pleaser. It’s similar to one of the rotisserie chickens you can buy pre-cooked at the grocery store. But this version is better because it’s fresher, makes your whole house smell delicious, and you know how it was prepared.


Sunday roasted chicken is ideal for that specific day of the week because it caps off the weekend with some much-needed time together. But it also sends your family off into a new week full on a hearty and healthy meal and lots of good family memories.

Of course, you’ll need some side dishes to serve with this roasted chicken, too. Some good choices include mashed or roasted potatoes, green beans, or another vegetable like carrots with thyme or basil. Dinner rolls are always a welcome choice, too. But if your kids are like many, you’ll have to limit the rolls or else they’ll fill up on them before the main course makes it to the table!

Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe

One of the best things about this recipe is the fact that it’s so easy to make. It tastes like it’s much more complicated than it really is, which is thanks to all the seasonings it includes and the long cook time.

Oven roasted chicken is so easy to make that you'll wish you started making it sooner! This recipe tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen—only you know how simple it actually is.

You can make this recipe taste even fresher by squeezing fresh lemons in place of using the lemon juice. You can even serve the chicken with a garnish of lemon slices or half of a lemon.

The beautiful thing about this recipe is that it’s so open to being customized according to your individual tastes. If you want to make it with a southwestern theme, you could use lime instead of lemon, and spices like cumin and chili pepper.

You can also do so much with the leftovers—if you’re lucky enough to have any, that is! Leftover roast chicken is perfect in sandwiches, tacos, or enchiladas.

This recipe will be a classic that you’ll want to keep in your repertoire for years to come. It’s easy and delicious, perfect for a Sunday dinner or any night.

If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to check out our Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe and our Beef Pot Roast Recipe.

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Roast Chicken, Chicken Meat, Roasted, Lemon - Fruit, Turkey Meat

Sunday Roast Chicken Recipe

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 120 Minutes


Sunday roast chicken is one of the meals that’s really amazing to make for my family. It’s savory and tasty. Even though this meal takes some extra time to cook, most of that is just time in the oven.


  • 1 whole broiler-fryer chicken
  • 3 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 12 ounces fresh mushrooms


  1. In a small saucepan, mix together the vinegar, olive oil, butter, lemon juice, seasoned salt, thyme, basil, and garlic. Place over medium high heat and bring to a boil, stirring.
  2. Remove from heat, dip mushrooms in sauce and set aside.
  3. Dip whole chicken in sauce, turning to coat well.
  4. Place chicken on a rack in roasting pan, breast side down.
  5. Roast in 375 degree F oven, basting with sauce every 20 minutes, until chicken is brown and fork can be inserted with ease (about 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours).
  6. Add the mushrooms to the pan during the last 20 minutes of roasting time.
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 Minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Health Benefits of Chicken

If you don't already love this recipe for how easy and delicious it is, you'll definitely love it after finding out how healthy it is. By adding chicken to your diet on a frequent basis, you'll provide your family with some excellent nutrition.

For starters, chicken is high in protein but low in fat. This means that it is ideal for weight loss and muscle growth. If you have children in your family that are playing sports, having a lot of protein is important! Protein can also help you feel more full, meaning you'll be less inclined to snack throughout the evening.

Chicken also has a lot of important nutrients in it. Some notable ones include selenium, phosphorous, niacin, and vitamin B6. The nutrients in chicken support a variety of bodily functions, ensuring that you and your family are operating at your best potential!

This recipe will help your family enter a new week healthy and well-nourished. It can be difficult to find healthy recipes that are delicious, so definitely keep this recipe in your repertoire. It'll be easy to get your kids to eat this one, unlike some of the vegetables that grace the table!

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