Thursday, August 25, 2016

Juicy Roasted Chicken


  • Servings: 6
  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup margarine, divided
  • 1 stalk celery, leaves removed


    Preparation Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 1 hr 15 mins

    Ready Time: 1 hr 40 mins

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees f (175 degrees c).
  • place chicken in a roasting pan, and season generously inside and out with salt and pepper. sprinkle inside and out with onion powder. place 3 tablespoons margarine in the chicken cavity. arrange dollops of the remaining margarine around the chicken's exterior. cut the celery into 3 or 4 pieces, and place in the chicken cavity.
  • bake uncovered 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees f (82 degrees c). remove from heat, and baste with melted margarine and drippings. cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest about 30 minutes before serving.

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