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Italian Country Roasted Chicken


While waiting for your trip to Europe, bring a taste of Italy home. Roast a chicken with a special blend of seasonings that will make you think you are there.

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  • Roast Chicken Seasoning:
  • 1 ⁄2 cup kosher salt
  • 1 ⁄2 cup paprika
  • 1 ⁄2 cup lemon pepper
  • 1 ⁄2 cup Mrs. Dash seasoning mix
  • Roasted Chicken:
  • 1 (6 lb) roasting chickens
  • 2 (16 ounce) bottle Italian dressing
  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle lemon juice
  • 1 ⁄3 cup roast chicken seasoning


Servings 6
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 300mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Stir together Roast Chicken Seasoning ingredients. Set aside.

Place the chicken in a 2 gallon resealable plastic bag. Pour a mixture of the Italian dressing and lemon juice over chicken, turning to coat.

Marinate in refrigerator for 3 hours, turning every 30 minutes.

Remove chicken from bag and drain. Season generously with 1/3 cup Roast Chicken Seasoning.

Preheat the oven to 375.

Arrange chicken on a rack in a baking pan. Tent loosely with foil.

Bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until a meat thermometer registers 170 to 180F, removing the tent during the last 20 minutes.

Let stand for 10 minutes before carving.

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