Diva Tasting: Just Roasted Chicken…

Just Roasted Chicken


1 (4 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed

kosher salt and black pepper to taste

1 tablespoon onion powder, or to taste

1 small onion quartered

1  cup butter

1 stalk celery, with leaves


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 ½ cup of butter in chicken cavity; arrange dollops of remaining butter on the outside of chicken under the skins at leg and breasts. Cut celery into 3 or 4 pieces; cut onion in quarters and 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.


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