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Yes, you can make roast chicken on a weeknight, probably faster than fighting the parking lot at Costco.

Easy Weeknight Roast Chicken

Chef Shelley
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 2 mins
Servings 6


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper


  • Put an oven safe 12 inch skillet in the oven and preheat to 450 degrees.
  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels, rub down with oil and then salt and pepper it thoroughly. Tie drumsticks together and clip wing tips if desired.
  • Carefully set chicken in hot skillet in oven, breast side up.
  • Roast until breast temperature reaches 130 degrees about 40 minutes.
  • Turn off oven with chicken still in it until breast reaches 160 about 20 minutes.
  • That's it!