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One Hour Whole Roasted Chicken
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One Hour Whole Roasted Chicken

This Whole Roasted Chicken is a simple weeknight dinner the entire family will love. Made with just a few healthy ingredients- it's paleo, whole30 & tasty!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy roasted whole chicken, whole roasted chicken recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 342kcal
WW Freestyle Points 1


  • 3 lb whole roasting chicken
  • 1 cup carrots quartered
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 1 cup celery quartered
  • 1 lemon sliced in segments
  • 2-4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2-4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock


  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Pat chicken dry, and place in a baking dish or roasting pan. 
  • Stuff chicken with carrots, onion, garlic, celery & lemon. Leave extra vegetables and lemon around the chicken in the dish. Pour chicken stock into base of the baking dish.
  • Spray the chicken with olive oil. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Cover the chicken with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil from chicken + bake for an additional 30 minutes uncovered
  • Use a meat thermometer to check internal temperature - it should be 165. Allow to cool + enjoy!


Tips for Cooking a Whole Chicken

  • Don't be afraid. People seem to be so grossed out or nervous about cooking a whole chicken... it's really not that different than regular chicken breasts!
    • If you're really grossed out by it (I mean, I get it.. sticking your hand in a chicken is weird and unpleasant), you can wear disposable gloves
  • Make sure to clean out the inside of the chicken. Many chickens will come with the insides pre-cleaned. Sometimes they leave the organs inside in a little bag or pouch. You want to toss those (this is where those gloves come in handy.)
  • Always pat your chicken dry before spraying, stuffing and seasoning it - This allows the skin to get really crispy + full absorb the flavors
  • Have patience. - An hour or two in the oven might seem like a long time, but it is SO worth it.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
One Hour Whole Roasted Chicken
Amount Per Serving (6 oz chicken + vegetables)
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 711mg31%
Potassium 558mg16%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 5710IU114%
Vitamin C 22.9mg28%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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