Ingredients

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1 (3 pound) whole chicken

1 tablespoon olive oil

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

¼ teaspoon dried basil

¼ teaspoon paprika

⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper.

Directions:

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Step 2

Rinse chicken thoroughly inside and out under cold running water and remove all fat. Pat dry with paper towels.

Step 3

Put chicken into a small baking pan. Rub with olive oil. Mix the salt, pepper, oregano, basil, paprika and cayenne pepper together and sprinkle over chicken.

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Step 4

Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Lower the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and continue roasting to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 40 minutes more. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes and serve.

Tip

Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Enjoy !

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