How To Cook A Whole Chicken FAST!
  • 1 whole chicken (be sure to note the weight, as it will be needed for the cooking time)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (quality organic olive oil)
  • Sea salt (kosher sea salt, if desired), generous sprinkle
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: ½ lemon or a couple cloves of garlic for stuffing the cavity
  1. Move oven racks so that the chicken will be on the rise second from the bottom. Heat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Let chicken come to room temperature on the counter. Trim any fat and remove any giblets.
  3. Cover the chicken in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. If lemon or garlic is desired, place in cavity.
  4. Place chicken on a roasting pan, breast side up. Roast in the oven for 10 minutes per pound of the chicken, or until the juices run clear. (Example. If using a four pound chicken, roast for 40 minutes.)
  5. Let chicken rest ten minutes upon removal from the oven.
Recipe by Scratch Mommy at