Foolproof Thyme Roast Chicken

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Delicious foolproof thyme roast chicken packed with decedent fresh herbs is juicy and tender every time.

delicious, easy dutch oven roasted thyme chicken- one of the tastiest ways to rast chicken!
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Simple Easy Thyme Roasted Chicken

My family loves simple, easy roasted chicken. It’s kind of become our go-to weekend dish- our standard for sunday supper. We love to have delicious, wholesome and warm meals on Sunday after church- but Sundays get fairly chaotic for us in between church and preparing for the coming week. This Foolproof Thyme Roast Chicken is a simple but beautiful dish that is a truly one-pot meal- and is perfect for a magnificent dinner party centerpiece, or part of a humble meal with family.

foolproof thyme roasted chicken- this delicious recipe is the easiest way fr perfect, juicy and flavorful roast chicken!

This roast chicken is so insanely easy- just add the ingredients to a pot, pop in the oven, and your whole house fills up with the most amazing herb-filled smell. It smells just like those ever-enticing birds that slow roast all day long in our small town grocery store.

What I love about this recipe over some of our other roasted chicken favorites (which are all fantastic, and totally worth trying!) is that it uses ingredients you are likely to already have on hand- and you can add some extra veggies and roaster potatoes to the pot to make an entire meal for a crowd- just toss them in the pan and lay the chicken on top. Be sure to season anything you add- generously salt and pepper any potatoes, specifically.

This delicious roasted chicken is simple and so easy to make- its our favorite comforting meal!

It’s simple, great for filling bellies on weeknights or the day before a long week begins- and makes for fabulous leftovers throughout the week. Simply shred leftover chicken for Chicken Noodle Soup, A delicious, shredded chicken salad, or toss it into a simple stir fry!

Delicious Side Dishes

Some delicious side dishes to enjoy with your roast chicken.

this is hands down one of the best roasted chicken recipes ever- and it is so easy!

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A Thyme Roast Chicken cooked in a cast iron skillet.

Foolproof Thyme Roast Chicken

Delicious moist tender foolproof thyme roasted chicken on a bed of veggies is perfect every time!
Course Chicken
Cuisine American
Keyword dutch oven, greek chicken, italian chicken, roast, whole chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 448kcal
Author Courtney ODell


  • 1 onion skin removed and chopped
  • 2 celery rough chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 lb whole chicken
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp thyme


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add vegetables to bottom of dutch oven.
  • Lay chicken on vegetables.
  • Season generously.
  • Add pats of butter on top of chicken
  • Sprinkle with thyme.
  • Cook until birds internal temperate reaches 160 degrees- about 1 hour.
  • Set broiler to high, let skin crisp for just 5-8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, section and serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 399mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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