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brown paper bag roasted chicken

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Diana Perry
Martinez, GA

This is my take on a recipe from the New York Times Cookbook, 1990 edition. This idea has fascinated me for ages, and I finally decided to take the plunge and try it. This chicken was amazing! My new go to recipe for roast chicken!

(1 rating)
yield 6 to 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 3 Hr 30 Min
method Roast

Ingredients For brown paper bag roasted chicken

  • 6 lb
    whole chicken
  • 1 tsp
    mrs. dash garlic and herb seasoning
  • 4 sprig
    fresh rosemary
  • 3/4 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1 lg
    carrot, cut into 1/4's
  • 2 stalk
    celery, each cut into 1/4s
  • 1 lg
    onion, cut into 1/8s

How To Make brown paper bag roasted chicken

  • 1
    Combine the olive oil and seasoning, except for the rosemary, and set aside for at least 30 minutes to mingle flavors.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • 3
    Rinse chicken and remove any extra fat deposits; dry well.
  • 4
    Rub chicken with olive oil mixture; put cut up vegetables and the rosemary into the chicken cavity; Put chicken, breast side down, in heavy brown paper bag; close the bag and put it into a roasting pan. (you can use a metal binder, or an oven proof plastic bag tie, or just very tightly twist the ends of the bag, and fold under the chicken.
  • 5
    Bake for 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours. (My 6# chicken should take the whole 3-1/2 hours)