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Simple Whole Roasted Chicken Recipe


1 whole chicken
Sea Salt and Pepper
Garlic Powder
Chopped Celery
Chopped Carrot
Thick cut wedges white onion
1 head of garlic smashed
2 lemons

  1. Remove giblets from chicken
  2. Rub a thick, even coating of spices all over outside of chicken
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit in the refrigerator for one hour
  4. In a large mixing bowl add all vegetables and garlic and toss in about 2 tbsp of olive oil, rosemary and fennel
  5. Repeat step 3 to completely coat vegetables
  6. Lay out vegetables evenly in a roasting dish and lay out chicken over vegetables
  7. Insert one whole lemon halved into chicken cavity and secure legs with kitchen string
  8. Squeeze a second lemon over vegetables and add to the roasting pan
  9. Cook chicken at 450 degrees for about an hour  until your chicken is 165 degrees and your juices run clear – cooking time may vary depending on the size of the chicken

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