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Nana’s Chicken-in-the-Oven

on March 9, 2010

Well here is my second day of the blog! Today’s recipe is a main dish, chicken.

One of the best memories I have growing up is visiting my grandparents (Nana & Popi) in Long Island City. We were always wondering if Nana would make her famous Chicken-in-the-Oven! We called it that because that’s how she made it; in the oven. As kids it was the best tasting chicken we ever had and even today when we try to make it on our own, it’s never like Nana’s. Guess it’s because she made it with extra love just for us. Don’t worry, this isn’t a very tricky, old world recipe, with secret ingredients either. It is just a roasted chicken, but it is Nana’s roasted chicken. It’s super easy to make and of course delicious!


1 2-3lb roasting chicken or chicken parts

Garlic Powder

Dried Basil

Dried Parsley

Olive Oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Rinse and pat dry chicken or parts

Spread a light coating of the olive oil all over chicken.

Sprinkle garlic powder, basil and parsley all over chicken. Use as much as you like.

Place chicken in roasting pan and put in oven.

Whole chicken will take about an hour and parts about 45 minutes. When juices run clear it is done. Check with a meat thermometer also if you want to be sure. Skin should be golden brown and crispy.

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