Juicy Roasted Chicken

Juicy Roasted Chicken

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"My grandmother's recipe for roasted chicken. We are German and she used to do it this way all the time. I never have had a chicken this juicy before; this little trick works and makes the people eating it go silent. It's funny. We nibble on the celery after."
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1 h 40 m servings 423 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 423 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 32.1 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 30.9 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 662 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place chicken in a roasting pan, and season generously inside and out with salt and pepper. Sprinkle inside and out with onion powder. Place 3 tablespoons margarine in the chicken cavity. Arrange dollops of the remaining margarine around the chicken's exterior. Cut the celery into 3 or 4 pieces, and place in the chicken cavity.
  3. Bake uncovered 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove from heat, and baste with melted margarine and drippings. Cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest about 30 minutes before serving.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


  1. 2495 Ratings

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OK - if you are like me, you will look at the ingredients and instructions for this receipe and say to yourself "Jeez people, what is the big deal?" Well- don't do it. I chose this receipe simpl...

Most helpful critical review

I believe the bake time for this recipe is incorrect. I baked it for 1 hour and 15 minutes and it was not done. Wonder if it should have been two hours and fifteen minutes?

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OK - if you are like me, you will look at the ingredients and instructions for this receipe and say to yourself "Jeez people, what is the big deal?" Well- don't do it. I chose this receipe simpl...

O.k. Back again - I entered a chicken cook off and used your recipe. Didnt change anything on the recipe. i won first prize out of about 50 entries. I got a nice plaque and trophy, a little p...

one bad review listed for my grandma's recipe says the recipe calls for too much butter. the recipe has no butter in it. I have tried this recipe with promise lite spread and it came out juicy...

I used the advice that the reviewer on the recipe page said: Use in combination with Moist Garlic Chicken. I sliced 8 garlic cloves and put in cavity, under skin and on top YUM! I also sliced...

I used a combination of 2 recipies from this site. This one and "Moist Garlic Roasted Chicken". It turned out perfectly. For my seasoning I used garlic powder (instead of onion) and lots of salt...

My family and i absolutely love this recipe!We have made it 7 times and it has never failed us! We added a some garlic powder the second time and it made the worlds diff. My family and i arent b...

I beg you to try this one as written! Don't be one of those fools who write, what a delicious recipe! Then they proceed to tell you about the 1oo herbs and spices they added to this recipe. LIke...

best chicken I ever had, so juicy. My sister-in-law literally sucked the meat right off the chicken. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. Also, I was out of the onion powder and so I used garlic ...

great recipe. though i had to use different ingredients to season the chicken. i didn't use salt and pepper. i used Cajun seasoning and rubbed it outside and inside the chicken. i stuffed the bu...

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