Juicy Baked Chicken Recipe

Tender and juicy whole chicken, perfect for Sunday dinner. The skin is seasoned simply with onion powder and basted with butter and its own juices. So easy and so delicious.
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SERVINGS
6
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds whole chicken
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 onion, wedged
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (optional)
Directions
PREP
15 mins
COOK
1 hr 15 mins
READY IN
2 hrs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place chicken in a roasting pan, and season generously inside and out with onion powder, salt and pepper.

Place 3 tablespoons butter in the chicken cavity.

Stuff the remaining butter under the chicken skin.

Cut the celery into 3 inch pices and place in the chicken cavity. Place onion wedges and mushrooms around the outside of the chicken.

Bake uncovered 1 hour 15 minutes, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F.

Remove from oven and baste with pan drippings.

Cover with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 30 minutes before serving.

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"Tender and moist, is right. I basted a couple of times during roasting, too, since I like a crisp skin. I did have to bake it 15 minutes longer than the directions expected, too."
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