Roasted Chicken Recipe (Simple and Delicious)

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If you are as busy as I am, a meal that requires little attention and only needs one pan to cook makes life a little simpler. This recipe is also a delicious way to introduce Brussels sprouts (aka baby cabbages in our house) to your family if they haven’t had them before.

Oh, yeah, and it is really simple to make (and did I mention that it only uses one dish!!) My husband isn’t the biggest fan of chicken, but this is one way I make it that he actually not only tolerates, but enjoys it. If this isn’t your thing, check out my other simple recipe ideas to find one you love.

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Easiest Roasted Chicken Recipe

Delicious roasted chicken with Brussels sprouts seasoned with fresh herbs and butter.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories 475kcal
Author Katie Wells


1 chicken



  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Wash the chicken and pat dry.
  • Using your hands, rub butter over the outside of the chicken and place it in a roasting pan or 9×13 baking dish.
  • Sprinkle on the spices. 
  • Roast for 45-50 minutes.
  • Add the Brussels sprouts around the chicken and baste chicken and sprouts with juices and more butter if desired.
  • Roast an additional 10-20 minutes or until the Brussels sprouts are tender.
  • Remove from the oven and let sit 10 minutes.
  • Cut and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Easiest Roasted Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 breast + 7 sprouts)
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 249
% Daily Value*
Fat 27.7g43%
Saturated Fat 9.7g61%
Cholesterol 137mg46%
Sodium 588mg26%
Carbohydrates 14.2g5%
Fiber 5.9g25%
Sugar 3.4g4%
Protein 43.7g87%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


13 responses to “Roasted Chicken Recipe (Simple and Delicious)”

  1. Galia Avatar

    5 stars
    I’ve been cooking this for years now. It’s so good that I have no desire or belief that I can ever find a better recipe that combines quickness and ease of cooking with the high flavor. To make it a truly fancy meal I add the roast on top of a bed of fresh arugula leaves and I also bake some sliced cauliflower on a separate baking tray along with the Brussel sprouts. (takes about the same amount of time! ) I never knew roast chicken was so quick and easy to make before I tried this recipe!

  2. retta Avatar

    Can you tell me the measurements for the spices you used I’m new to cooking and am not good at judging how much spices to add. Thanks.

  3. Lura Avatar

    I noticed the Brussells sprouts in the photo, yet no mention of them in the recipe. Were they added to the crockpot or baked separately and added to the dish for the photo shoot? Could you tell me how you cooked the Brussells sprouts?

  4. Layla Avatar

    5 stars
    I made this tonight, well to some extent. I roasted a chicken.:-) I cut up an onion and lemon to stuff inside the bird. The lemon helps keep the breasts from drying out somehow. I didn’t have brussel sprouts on hand, so I used asparagus along with another onion. I cooked as you said, and there is not a speck of chicken left in the pan. The onions were a well seasoned mush which is the only way my husband will eat them. It was yummy. Thanks for the idea.

  5. Irene Pahlsson Avatar
    Irene Pahlsson

    My favorite one-pot meal: 1/2 head green cabbage chopped in bite sized pieces, sauteed in palm oil for about 5 min. with 1/2 chopped onion and 1 garlic clove. Add about 3 cups chopped collard greens, 1 cut up zucchini (less-than-bite-size pieces) and cook a few more minutes. Then add one 28 oz can of MuirGlen diced tomatoes and maybe a little water if too dry. Simmer about 20 min or so. Done. I make it in a big pot, and this lasts me (one person) all week, eating it for one meal once a day. I leave out the zucchini if I don’t have one or substitute kale, chard or other green…whatever I have on hand…if I don’t have the collard greens. If you can’t do tomatoes (like me) substitute 5-6 cups filtered water.

  6. Shannon Reta Sinclair Avatar
    Shannon Reta Sinclair

    This looks delicious and is what I will be making for dinner tomorrow!  Thanks 🙂 

  7. Kate Avatar

    This was fabulous. The little one even went for it and had plenty left when the oldest pulled in from the weekend at the shore.  Thanks!

  8. Todd Avatar

    I need you to make me dinner. I am in beautiful Mackinaw City! 🙂

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