Juicy Roasted Chicken
This tutorial is the first in a series of 30 recipes that will hopefully help you make delicious food..
- 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon onion powder, or to taste
- ½ cup butter or margarine
- 1 stalk celery, leaves removed
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Place chicken in a roasting pan; season generously inside and out with onion powder, salt, and pepper. Place 3 tablespoons of butter in chicken cavity; arrange dollops of remaining butter on the outside of chicken. Cut celery into 3 or 4 pieces; place in the chicken cavity.
- Bake chicken uncovered in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 1 hour and 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
- Remove from the oven and baste with drippings. Cover with aluminum foil and allow to rest for about 30 minutes before serving.
Roasted Chicken Sides
Looking for delicious inspiration? Explore our collection of 30 Best Side Dishes for Chicken, No Matter How You Cook It.These are a few of the mouthwatering collections you’ll find:
- Simple Broccolini
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Butternut Squash
Roasted Chicken Tips
“Roasting a whole chicken at home requires almost no effort and very few ingredients,” says culinary producer Nicole McLaughlin). Here are a few of her favorite tips for perfect roasted chicken every time:
· The most important thing to know, according to Nicole: “Dry skin is crispy skin.” Make sure you get the skin nice and dry with a paper towel before you season the chicken.
· “Don’t forget to season the inside as well as the outside,” says Nicole, who recommends also getting under the skin with butter for extra flavor.
· If you don’t have a roasting pan, that’s totally fine. Nicole prefers using a simple baking sheet with a rack on top.
· To prevent the wings from burning during the long roasting process, Nicole tucks them under the bird before sticking the chicken