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easy roasted chicken

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Teresa Jacobson
New Orleans, LA

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

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy roasted chicken

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

How To Make easy roasted chicken

  • 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