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Roasted Chicken

roasted chicken


Roasted chicken is one of my favorite meals to make. This basic dish can be used later for a couple of different meals which I plan to share with you this week.  This also works well as a slow cooked meal. Turn your oven down to ‘warm’ or 250 and let it cook for a few hours to get chicken that falls right off the bone! This is also wonderful paired with some homemade bread.

This roasted chicken is a great start to the “Homemade Roasted Chicken and Vegetables.”

roasted chicken

Roasted Chicken

Chrystal Mahan @ YUMeating
Roasted chicken is a simple and easy one pot meal that can serve many purposes - especially the leftovers.
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 whole chicken - 7 to 10 pounds
  • 3 -4 stalks of celery - sliced
  • 3 -4 carrots - peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion - quartered
  • salt free seasoning
  • pepper
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • parsley
  • 1-2 cans of low sodium chicken stock
  • water


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Fill the bottom of your roaster pan with a few inches of water.
  • Add 1-2 cans of low sodium chicken stock. You will save the chicken stock for future use.
  • Place the onion quarters inside the chicken after you have removed the 'extras.' It is up to you whether you want to cook the liver and other bits.
  • Place the chicken in the middle of the pan.
  • Scatter the carrots and celery around the chicken.
  • Season the chicken, celery, and carrots with the onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and salt free seasoning to your taste.
  • Top with parsley.
  • Bake at 350 until done. Our 7lb bird came with a popper and it took just over an hour. We also use a heat thermometer.
  • Remove the roaster lid and keep in oven for a few minutes longer to let the chicken skin get an extra layer of crispy. I like to turn my oven to 'broil' for about 3 minutes.
  • Plate and serve with your favorite sides.
  • Save all the leftovers to use for soups and chicken stocks.


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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Tajelina! Let me know how it works out for you. Browse around, I make many wonderful goodies with the leftovers!

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