Easy No Marinade Apple Cider & Herbs Roasted Chicken

Oven roasted whole chicken

Delicious and tender roasted chicken recipe.


  • 1/2 cup of apple cider
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp. dried garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh chives
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley or parsley paste
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil or basil paste
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried mustard

Extra for Gravy:

  • optional – chicken bouillion cube
  • 2 Tbsp. of flour
  • 1/4 cup of cold water


  • Mix all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  • Place your turkey or roasting chicken in a roasting pan
  • Pour the (marinade) over the bird
  • Roast according to your roasting guide – if you need to look it up, here’s a link: click here
  • Occasionally baste the turkey with pan juices
  • When your bird is ready, remove from oven, transfer to a serving platter, and carve
  • Pour some of the juices into a small saucepan
  • Make a thickening agent for the gravy – grab a coffee mug, and mix about 2 T. of flour with 1/4 cup of cold water, mix rapidly until lumps are gone
  • Add to the juices, and cook over medium/high heat, stirring occasionally until gravy is thickened


*If gravy lacks flavor, add a bouillion cube to hot gravy and stir until it dissolves into the gravy juices