Country Roasted Chicken

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

From Taste of Home.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle inside of chicken with thyme and 1 tsp salt.
  2. Stuff with onion, celery and parsley sprigs.
  3. Place in a greased Dutch oven.
  4. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle remaining salt over chicken.
  6. Add potatoes and broth to pan.
  7. Cover and bake 25 minutes longer.
  8. Increase oven temperature to 400°.
  9. Bake uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender and a meat thermometer inserted in chicken thigh reads 180°.
  10. Sprinkle with minced parsley.


Most Helpful

This chicken was excellent! I made a few changes, but I think the end result was very similar. I brushed with olive oil and sprinkled additional seasoning on the chicken- dill, basil, pepper and thyme (I didn't have fresh parsley). I added some broth and water to the bottom of the roasting pan I was using (it was actually too big for the bird, so I didn't want it to dry out) I started it breast side down for the first 30 mins. Instead of adding potatoes, I added whole carrots and unpeeled garlic cloves. I also broiled about 5 mins at the end to crisp up the skin. This was juicy and very tasty and I will definitely make it again!

Island Girl 525 February 25, 2010

I tried this recipe and it's wonderful. I modified a few things; I added about 1/3 C chicken broth at the beginning and didn't cover the bird (I like browned skin) but I also brushed it with about 3T melted butter before baking. I reduced the heat to 350 about 1/2 way through, added a full can of chicken broth with the potatoes and some carrots. Total baking time was about 2 hrs. The meat was falling off the bone tender and juicy. The skin was baked brown and crisp. The vegetables were cooked soft and savory.

costumerkate September 20, 2005

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