Sunday Roast Chicken Recipe - My WAHM Plan

Sunday Roast Chicken Recipe

In a recent post featuring my new Roaster pan, I said I would share this recipe and I’m happy I’ve found time to today. Maybe it will inspire your Sunday meal plans. Speaking of inspired, my take on this recipe came after I was flipping through an old Bon Appetit magazine. We didn’t have most of their ingredients, but that didn’t stop us! We used what we had on hand and loved the results. Feel free to add your own flair and substitute ingredients as needed.

Sunday Roast Chicken #recipe #homecooked meals

Sunday Roast Chicken – serves 4


  • 8-10) small red potatoes- well scrubbed and pierced with knife to allow steaming during cooking.
  • 2-4) medium Parsnips- well scrubbed, quartered lengthwise.  
  • 5-6) medium carrots- well scrubbed, quartered lengthwise.  
  • 1-2) medium onions- peeled, quartered.
  • 5-6) Creamini Mushrooms, washed, dried.
  • 2) tablespoons cooking oil of choice to coat pan and rack.
  • 3) tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature.
  • 2) tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage or 1 tablespoon dried sage.
  • 7) sprigs fresh Rosemary, dried.
  • 1) 4-5 pound whole organic (if possible) chicken- patted dry.
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt or salt of choice (we used fresh ground pink Himalayan rock salt).
  • 1 tablespoon dried Sage.
  • ¼ teaspoon ground dried Thyme.
  • ¼ teaspoon ground dried Marjoram.
  • ¼ cup water or dry white wine.

fresh vegetables and Rosemary


  • Preheat oven to 400° F
  • Layer bottom of rack with sprigs of fresh Rosemary if desired. Layer cut vegetables on rack.
  • (insert veggie rack pic)
  • Pour ¼ cup water in bottom of roaster.
  • Place chicken in center of vegetables.
  • Mix butter and sage together in small bowl. (micro-wave butter to soften as needed.)
  • Using a basting brush or fingertips, rub sage butter over chicken. Pull skin off breast meat and spread sage butter there if desired. 
  • Use the rest of the sage butter on vegetables.
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper and other dried herbs over chicken.
  • Roast chicken and vegetables in 400 ° F oven for 15 minutes. 
  • Reduce oven temperature to 375 ° F, continue roasting until thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165 ° F and veggies are tender. 
  • Stir and baste once. 
  • Add Creamini mushrooms after 45 minutes cooking time. 
  • Cook for approximately an hour and 15 minutes. Check chicken for doneness right before the hour mark and plan cooking time accordingly.
  • Once chicken and vegetables are done, transfer vegetables to serving bowl, cover to keep warm. 
  • Tilt chicken allowing juices to flow from chicken, 
  • Put chicken on cutting surface. 
  • Cut chicken and serve with vegetables.

plated Sunday Roast Chicken meal

Enjoy your family meal! If you struggle with getting your kids to eat different vegetables, you should try these. My daughters love them!

Please share in comments- what is your favorite chicken dish?


  1. This looks so good!! I'm so ready for fall cooking and this would make a great Sunday supper. Thank you for sharing your recipe, I will have to try making this soon!

  2. Roast chicken is one of my favorite foods. I love to make it for family gatherings because I know all the kids will eat it too.

  3. My mother in law was just talking about roasting one and I think I need to pick up a chicken from the store. This looks so good.

  4. I love roasted chicken and this looks so delicious with ingredients I always buy.

  5. Ooooh this looks so tasty, the roast chicken looks perfect. I love making up a dinner like this. Reminds of of my grandmother when I was a teen, she always prepared a nice roast and vegetables or chicken.

    Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl this week!!!

  6. Hi Barb,

    Thank you. My family loves this dish. I hope you get to make it soon.

    Happy Fall!

  7. Hi Maria,

    It's one of our favorite meals here too!

  8. Hi Carlee,

    Thank you! I hope you get to make this meal for your whole family soon.

  9. Hi Karren,

    My Grandmother did too. She was a huge fan of a nice Chicken dish.

  10. Hi Linda,
    Thank you!

    Since you usually have these ingredients on hand, I hope you'll get to try my recipe soon.

  11. You make my chicken dinnerslook Looks amazing!

  12. I'm going to have to try this Roasted Chicken Recipe. It looks so delicious.

  13. loving this it looks good love
    to try this

  14. This looks so moist and delicious! I'll have to try it out. - Jenna

  15. That looks so good! Comfort food is great.

  16. Perfect Sunday meal for family and friends.

  17. I'm excited to try some of your recipes. This looks easy and yummy.

  18. Your roasted chicken looks so good and so easy to make.

  19. This looks absolutely wonderful. I've never cooked parsnips but the reset of the veggies & chicken have me drooling.

  20. This looks great! It would make a really nice dinner.

  21. We love any type of chicken. looks like a delicious meal.

  22. I love this recipe. I just made this yesterday and what a hit it was in our house. We love roasted chicken and then i usually make a pot pie with the leftovers.

  23. This looks so delicious, perfect for an after church dinner!

  24. Roast chicken or roast pork is one of our favorite weekend dinners. The leftovers are even better the next day!

  25. This is one of my favorite meals. Yours looks beautiful on the plate!
    Mary Beth Elderton

  26. This looks like a delicious recipe for roast chicken. Roasted chicken is tasty and I . love having the leftovers for other meals later in the week. Roasting the chicken on top of vegetables also gives them a nice extra flavor.

  27. Hi Nancy,

    We are on the same page with the leftovers! We love them here too.

  28. Hi Beth,

    Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment and hope you get to try my recipe.

  29. I think I will try this Sunday. Thanks for the recipe!

  30. Your special Sunday Roast Chicken Recipe looks especially yummy I will be making this over the coming weekend, it looks so delicious.


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