Juicy Roasted Chicken

1,595 Reviews 91 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    1 h 15 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 40 m
ROBINROCKINGBIRD
Recipe by  ROBINROCKINGBIRD

“My grandmother's recipe for roasted chicken. We are German and she used to do it this way all the time. I never have had a chicken this juicy before; this little trick works and makes the people eating it go silent. It's funny. We nibble on the celery after.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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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Jenny
3618

Jenny

OK - if you are like me, you will look at the ingredients and instructions for this receipe and say to yourself "Jeez people, what is the big deal?" Well- don't do it. I chose this receipe simply because I had a whole chicken, not a lot of time, and needed to cook it. I have NO idea why the combination of these ingredients or this cooking method (I followed it EXACTLY as written, but used real butter) yields such a wonderfully TASTY bird...but it does! If you don't try this, you're missing out. If you do try this, I venture to say that, you will be very pleasantly surprised!

quilldog
2302

quilldog

O.k. Back again - I entered a chicken cook off and used your recipe. Didnt change anything on the recipe. i won first prize out of about 50 entries. I got a nice plaque and trophy, a little prize money. Best part was the honor of it all. just wanted you to know your recipe is BLUE RIBBON>>>>>!!!! congrats

ROBINROCKINGBIRD
1204

ROBINROCKINGBIRD

one bad review listed for my grandma's recipe says the recipe calls for too much butter. the recipe has no butter in it. I have tried this recipe with promise lite spread and it came out juicy as ever. Recipe calls for margarine and I am happy to say low fat or lite works just as good.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 423 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 32.1 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs
  • 1.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 30.9 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 662 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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