This is the best roast chicken I have ever made, and I won't make it any other way now!

Abbey
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Place chicken in a large baking dish. Spread pink salt and 1 tablespoon pepper evenly inside the cavity. Stuff the cavity with celery.

  • Coat chicken skin with olive oil. Sprinkle with remaining pepper and kosher salt.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until the juices run clear and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 1 1/2 hours.

  • Cover chicken with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Partner Tip

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

Nutrition Facts

454 calories; 28 g total fat; 146 mg cholesterol; 4605 mg sodium. 1.6 g carbohydrates; 46.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2016
There is only two of us so I decided to use cornish hens instead of a whole chicken and it worked great for those too. Because they are much smaller I bumped the heat down to 400 and let them go for an hour and that was perfect. They came out super juicy and tender. I sprinkled paprika over them halfway through cooking but mostly only for color. This is a simple straight forward and no fail recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2016
There is only two of us so I decided to use cornish hens instead of a whole chicken and it worked great for those too. Because they are much smaller I bumped the heat down to 400 and let them go for an hour and that was perfect. They came out super juicy and tender. I sprinkled paprika over them halfway through cooking but mostly only for color. This is a simple straight forward and no fail recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2016
There is only two of us so I decided to use cornish hens instead of a whole chicken and it worked great for those too. Because they are much smaller I bumped the heat down to 400 and let them go for an hour and that was perfect. They came out super juicy and tender. I sprinkled paprika over them halfway through cooking but mostly only for color. This is a simple straight forward and no fail recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2018
Will def make again. Super moist and tender. The flavoring was perfect. Read More
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