The Juiciest Roasted Chicken
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4 servings
Easiest and juiciest whole roast chicken!
  • 1 (5 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed
  • Lawry's salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup butter, divided
  • 1 stalk celery, leaves removed
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place chicken in a roasting pan, preferably with a rack, and season generously inside and out with Lawry's Seasoning Salt and fresh ground pepper.
  3. Sprinkle inside and out with onion powder and garlic powder.
  4. Place 3 tablespoons butter in the chicken cavity. Arrange dollops of the remaining butter around the chicken's exterior.
  5. Cut the celery into 3 or 4 pieces, and place in the chicken cavity.
  6. Bake covered for 2 hours or until the instant thermometer pops up.
  7. Remove from heat, and baste with melted butter and drippings.
  8. Cover with lid or foil, and allow to rest about 30 minutes before serving.
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