VERY JUICY BAKED WHOLE CHICKEN – Whole Roasted Chicken + Sauce

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This baked whole chicken recipe is surprisingly easy and delicious. I have tried baking chicken using other recipes, but I liked this one the most. The recipe uses celery as a stuffing, and it gives a unique flavor to the chicken. Before I used to use garlic and lemons for stuffing a whole chicken but turns out using celery is a better idea. For my surprise, celery and whole chicken pair really well resulting in a very delicious dish – a JUICY whole roasted chicken.

The combination of these ingredients yields in a wonderfully tasty bird. Try the recipe and you will be pleasantly surprised!

BAKED WHOLE CHICKEN - Juicy Whole Roasted Chicken

BAKED WHOLE CHICKEN – Juicy Whole Roasted Chicken

Ingredients:
How to bake a whole chicken:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C)

2. Wash the chicken, pat dry with a paper towel.

3. Place chicken in a roasting pan, and season generously with salt, pepper, and onion powder inside out. Sprinkle on every part, not forgetting the cavity.

4. Place 3 tablespoons of butter chunks inside a chicken cavity, then stuff the cavity with celery cut into 3-4 pieces.

5. Melt the rest of butter and sprinkle on the chicken using a silicon brush. Sprinkle the melted butter trying not to touch the skin. As soon as the butter touches the cold chicken skin, it hardens. Then you can use the brush to spread the remaining melted butter on the chicken. Sprinkle some more salt and pepper if needed.

6. Bake uncovered for 1 hour and 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from heat and baste with drippings using a spoon or a ladle. Cover the pan lid. If there is no lid, then cover with (unbleached) parchment paper and cover the parchment paper with aluminum foil. It’s better if aluminum foil does not touch the chicken directly because we don’t want aluminum traces on our meat. Put the covered chicken back to the oven and bake for 20 minutes more. Allow to rest for an additional 20 minutes still covered outside the oven before serving.

How to make a tomato sauce for baked chicken:

Mix about 100 gr of salsa, 2 tsp f organic ketchup, 30 gr of apple cider vinegar, black pepper, salt, a pinch of cayenne pepper, 1-2 tsp of dried or fresh chopped dill, and 2 cloves of crushed garlic.

I usually eyeball the ingredients. I must say this is the BEST sauce for any baked chicken, be it whole or not.

tomato sauce for baked chicken

BAKED WHOLE CHICKEN - Juicy Whole Roasted Chicken

BAKED WHOLE CHICKEN - Juicy Whole Roasted Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole chicken giblets removed - 3 lb
  • Onion powder - 1 Tbsp
  • Butter - 1/2 cup
  • 1 stalk Celery leaves removed
  • Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Black pepper freshly ground

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C)
  • Wash the chicken, pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Place chicken in a roasting pan, and season generously with salt, pepper, and onion powder inside out. Sprinkle on every part, not forgetting the cavity.
  • Place 3 tablespoons of butter chunks inside a chicken cavity, then stuff the cavity with celery cut into 3-4 pieces.
  • Melt the rest of butter and sprinkle on the chicken using a silicon brush. Sprinkle the melted butter trying not to touch the skin. As soon as the butter touches the cold chicken skin, it hardens. Then you can use the brush to spread the remaining melted butter on the chicken. Sprinkle some more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Bake uncovered for 1 hour and 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from heat and baste with drippings using a spoon or a ladle. Cover the pan lid. If there is no lid, then cover with (unbleacheparchment paper and cover the parchment paper with aluminum foil. It's better if aluminum foil does not touch the chicken directly because we don't want aluminum traces on our meat. Put the covered chicken back to the oven and bake for 20 minutes more. Allow to rest for an additional 20 minutes still covered outside the oven.
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Hi! My name is Feruza. I am from sunny Uzbekistan. Currently, I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful boys and have a wonderful supportive husband. I hold Masters' degree in Multimedia Engineering, but at this moment, I am just a Mom. With all my love to my family, I try to nourish them with wholesome foods always trying and experimenting new recipes. My hobbies are languages, healthy lifestyle, nourishing food, books, sewing, knitting, DIYs, homeschooling, and much more! I felt the need of my own corner where I could collect all of my favorite recipes and information without losing them. And here it is! Enjoy!

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