Juicy Roasted Chicken

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Juicy Roasted Chicken

Prep 10 m

Cook 1 m

Ready In 11 m

6 Servings

423 Calories


"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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  1. 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed

  2. salt and black pepper to taste

  3. 1 tablespoon onion powder, or to taste

  4. 1/2 cup margarine, divided

  5. 1 stalk celery, leaves removed


  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

  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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