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Oven Baked Whole Ranch Chicken


Oven Baked Whole Ranch Chicken

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Cook Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Recipe Tags
  • Kid-Friendly,
  • Keto-Friendly,
  • Gluten Free,
  • Ranch Night Ready

Ingredients (7)

Nutrition Facts
Calories: 575,
Total Fat: 41g 63%,
Saturated Fat: 13g 81%,
Trans Fat: 0g,
Cholesterol: 221mg 74%,
Sodium: 377mg 16%,
Total Carbohydrates: 6g 2%,
Dietary Fibers: 1g 4%,
Sugars: 3g,
Protein: 43g,
Vitamin A: 2193 IU 44%,
Vitamin C: 15mg 18%,
Calcium: 36mg 4%,
Iron: 4mg 22%,
Potassium: 544mg 16%,
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

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Steps (4)

Simply reduce the cooking time and temperature on your air fryer as shown here.*

Set air fryer timer for half the cooking time of a conventional oven. Add extra time for doneness if needed.

Reduce regular oven temperature by 25° to 50° (not going below 350°) on your air fryer. If food is getting too dark, reduce by another 25°.

* Always follow manufacturer’s instructions.

  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 425°F and place a cooking rack into a roasting pan.

  2. 2

    Season the cavity of the chicken well with salt and pepper, and stuff with the garlic, apple and lemon halves. Brush the outside of the chicken with the butter and sprinkle with the seasoning mix.

  3. 3

    Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken. Place on the rack.

  4. 4

    Roast the chicken for 1½ hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh. Remove the chicken and let rest for about 10–15 minutes before carving.

Recipe Video


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recommend 90.8% would recommend this recipe

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delicious This is delicious and great for a quick night summer with little prep. We love chicken
Date published: 2023-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this tastes good. this tastes good. Basically everything with ranch tastes great.
Date published: 2023-01-05
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