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Juicy Baked Chicken Recipe

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Tender and juicy whole chicken, perfect for Sunday dinner. The skin is seasoned simply with onion powder and basted with butter and its own juices. So easy and so delicious.
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Ingredients
  • 3 pounds whole chicken
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 onion, wedged
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (optional)
Directions
PREP
15 mins
COOK
1 hr 15 mins
READY IN
2 hrs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place chicken in a roasting pan, and season generously inside and out with onion powder, salt and pepper.

Place 3 tablespoons butter in the chicken cavity.

Stuff the remaining butter under the chicken skin.

Cut the celery into 3 inch pices and place in the chicken cavity. Place onion wedges and mushrooms around the outside of the chicken.

Bake uncovered 1 hour 15 minutes, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F.

Remove from oven and baste with pan drippings.

Cover with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 30 minutes before serving.

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"Tender and moist, is right. I basted a couple of times during roasting, too, since I like a crisp skin. I did have to bake it 15 minutes longer than the directions expected, too."
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