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Thomas Keller Roast Chicken

Thomas Keller Roast Chicken

  • Author: Mila Furman
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Prepare for the easiest, juiciest and most delicious tasting roast chicken you have ever laid eyes on. This classic Thomas Keller roast chicken recipe is based off 3 ingredients and one pan! Chicken was never this simple or this perfect!


  • One 4 to 4 1/2 pound chicken
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves (peeled)
  • 5 thyme sprigs
  • 6 medium sized Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 medium-sized carrots (peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces)
  • 1 yellow onion (peeled and cut into quarters)
  • 1 lemon sliced into wedges
  • About 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 475°F.
  2. Generously season the cavity of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Truss the chicken. (See post for other truss options)
  4. Place the vegetables and the thyme sprig into large roasting pan or frying panl. Add 1/4 cup of olive oil and toss with your hands until well coated. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Season your chicken thoroughly with salt and pepper.
  6. Place chicken directly on top of the vegetables, breast side up.
  7. Place the pan in the oven and roast the chicken until the thickest part of the thigh registers 160°F on a meat thermometer and the juices run clear. (About 50-60 min)
  8. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board, cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 20 minutes before carving to serve. You can keep the vegetables warm by keeping them in the now-turned-off oven while the chicken is resting. Stir to coat the vegetables with the cooking juices before serving
  9. Cut the chicken into serving pieces. Place vegetables on a serving platter with the chicken pieces arranged on top. Sprinkle with a few finishing sprinkles of salt.


The nutritional information is to be used for information purposes only.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Chicken
  • Cuisine: American