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Juicy Whole Roasted Chicken – Healthyish Foods

Juicy Whole Roasted Chicken

This juicy whole roasted chicken recipe is easy to make and perfect every single time. Made from a few simple ingredients, your family will love this juicy, flavorful recipe. Perfect for the holidays or any occasion, you’re going to fall in love with this dish.
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  • 5 lb. whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 stalks celery, rinse and remove ends
  • 1 lb. small potatoes, rinse and leave skin on
  • 3 carrots, rinse, peel, remove ends and chop in half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 16.9 ounces bone broth
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 1 small onion, peel and quarter
  • 1 orange, rinse, leave skin on and quarter
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley


  • 5.5-quart Dutch oven


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and let it rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Next, remove any packaging and be sure to take out any giblets that may be hiding inside of the bird’s cavity.
  • Rinse the chicken under cold water and pat it dry with a clean towel. Be sure the chicken is very dry as this will help you achieve a crispy skin.
  • Season the inside of the bird with salt and pepper. Set it aside.
  • Grab a 5.5-quart Dutch oven.
  • Add olive oil to the bottom of the Dutch oven.
  • Next, add the raw potatoes, carrots, and celery.
  • Place the whole chicken on top of the potatoes, carrots and celery.
  • Stuff the cavity of the bird with the quartered onion and orange pieces.
  • Add the fresh herbs inside the cavity as well.
  • Cover the bird in the butter using your hands. Be sure to get under the skin and on top of the skin.
  • Next, pour the bone broth into the Dutch oven. This will prevent the ingredients on the bottom of the pan from burning and will be used to occasionally baste the bird.
  • Place the chicken in the oven and cook for 2 - 2+ ¼ hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Option to broil the chicken for 2-3 minutes at the end to ensure you get a crispy brown skin on top.
  • Let the chicken rest for 25-30 minutes before slicing. This helps lock in the juices.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 1024kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 76g, Fat: 70g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g, Monounsaturated Fat: 29g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 304mg, Sodium: 798mg, Potassium: 1267mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 6100IU, Vitamin C: 38mg, Calcium: 89mg, Iron: 4mg