Easy Roasted Chicken

1
Teresa Jacobson

By
@foundmyzen

This is my "go to" recipe for roasting a chicken. It's so easy and it turns out moist and flavorful every time.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 lb
    whole chicken (remove giblets)
  • 1/2 c
    butter, divided
  • 2 stalk(s)
    celery
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make Easy Roasted Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rinse chicken inside and out; place in a roasting pan (or line a 13x9 cake pan with foil.)
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper inside and out. Remove leaves from celery, cut stalks into smaller pieces and stuff into cavity.
  3. In a small dish, combine onion powder and butter. Place about 2 T. into cavity. Place a couple tablespoons under the skin over breast meat. Spread the remaining butter over the skin.
  4. Bake uncovered for about 1 1/2 hours or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F. Remove from oven and baste with drippings, then cover with foil and allow to rest for about 40 minutes. Serve.
  5. Nutritional Info: per serving
    Calories: 430
    Total Fat: 26.6g/ Sat Fat: 12.8g
    Cholesterol: 175mg
    Sodium: 256mg
    Total Carbs: 1.9g/ Sugars: 0.8g
    Protein: 44.3g

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About Easy Roasted Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken Roasts
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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