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Classic Roast Chicken Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 stalk celery
1 (3 1/2 lb) roasting chicken
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp. butter, softened, divided
1 onion quartered

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 475F. Slice celery. Sprinkle inside cavity of chicken with thyme and salt. Add 1 tsp butter sliced, sliced celery and onion. rub outside of chicken with remaining butter. Tuck wing tips under back of chicken. Place chicken breast side-down on rack in roasting pan. Add enough water to cover bottom of pan. Roast for 10 min. Reduce temperature to 375F. Roast for 20 min longer. Turn chicken breast-side up. Roast until chicken is browned, about 30 min longer.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Serves 4
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Variation: substitute a whole boned turkey breast for the roasting chicken if your family mainly prefers white meat.

 

 

 

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