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Oven Roasted Whole Chicken

How to cook a whole roasted chicken in the oven to get that crispy skin but a moist, flavor-packed chicken for that family meal any day of the week.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Recipes, Dinner recipes, Easy Dinner Ideas, Main Dish Recipes, oven roasted chicken, roast chicken, Simple Chicken Recipes, Sunday Dinner, Supper Recipes, whole chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 479 kcal
Author Jennifer


  • 6 Pound Whole Chicken
  • 2 Stalks Celery Ends cut and cleaned
  • 3 Whole Carrots Cleaned level skin on
  • 1 Small Onion Peeled and quartered
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • Black Pepper To taste
  • Seasoning Salt To taste
  • Parsley Flakes To taste
  • Garlic Powder To taste


  1. Preheat Oven to 400℉

  2. In a 9x13 baking dish add the carrots, celery, and onion. Set baking dish aside.

  3. Clean the inside of the chicken out. Rinse with cold water. Pat the skin dry with a paper towel. Place the chicken on top of the carrots, celery, and onion breast side up.

  4. Add butter onto the chicken and inside as well. Then season to your liking.

  5. Tent the chicken with foil (see post) and place into the oven

  6. After 1 hour and 30 minutes remove the foil from the chicken and continue roasting until internal temperature reaches 165℉ This could take up to 2 hours or longer depending on the size of your chicken.

  7. Once the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165℉ remove from oven and let sit uncovered for 10 minutes.

  8. Carve the chicken and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Oven Roasted Whole Chicken
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 479 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 451mg20%
Potassium 527mg15%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.