Whole Chicken

Simplify your cooking with our delicious Whole Chicken recipe. Your NESCO 6 Qt. Roaster Oven allows you to cook an entire chicken all at once. You can even take your chicken on-the-go with the NESCO Roaster Oven portable and stay-cool side handles. Tender, juicy, and satisfying, this classic recipe is the ideal main dish for almost any occasion.

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NESCO 6 Qt. Roaster Oven

Grocery Ingredients:

1 (3½ to 4½ lb) whole chicken
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp minced parsley
1 tsp Italian herb seasoning OR 1 tsp cajun or taco seasoning, optional


  1. Set rack in cookwell. Preheat NESCO® Roaster Oven to 400º F.
  2. Rub skin with oil; rub on seasonings.
  3. Lightly wipe cookwell and rack with cooking oil.
  4. Place chicken on rack in preheated cookwell. Reduce temperature to 375º F. Cover; roast 1 to 1½ hours (180ºF on meat thermometer in thickest part of thigh).