Whole Baked Chicken

Whole Baked Chicken
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Gluten-free, Main dish, Meat, Chicken, Sub-recipe, Whole 30allrecipes.com
Servings 6
Ingredients
Directions

Ingredients

1 (3 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed
salt and black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon onion powder, or to taste
1/2 cup margarine, divided
1 stalk celery, leaves removed

Nutrition

Per Serving: 423 calories; 32.1 g fat; 1.2 g carbohydrates; 30.9 g protein; 97 mg cholesterol; 662 mg sodium. Full nutrition

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
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.
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.

Notes

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