Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

A little experiment that I discovered my family really likes.


  1. Wash and dry chicken.
  2. Pour olive oil onto one hand and coat all of the chicken.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place in roaster.
  5. Cut celery into half inch chunks and apples into eights.
  6. Place half of celery and half of apple pieces into chicken cavity.
  7. Place other half around chicken in roaster.
  8. Slice garlic cloves into slivers.
  9. Place half of them under the chicken skin in various places.
  10. Place other half either on top of the chicken skin or around the chicken.
  11. Place in oven at 350F and baste every half hour or so.
  12. Depending on size of chicken, roasting time will be hour and a half to three hours.
  13. If wanted, add a few sprigs of fresh rosemary in and around the chicken.
Most Helpful

Loved the apple it gave a sweetmellow taste to the chicken, I must confess I increased the garlic to 1 head. Lovely Sunday dinner thanks Bunsby

Bergy June 10, 2002

Wow!! Very good. Incredibly moist. I followed the directions to a T, only addidng butter AND garlic under the skin. Loved it. My 4 year old gobbled it up!!!

ChefShan December 14, 2008

I'm with everyone else! This recipe is FANTASTIC and made an excellent Easter dinner! I chopped Gala Apples, mixed with the celery and some sprigs of Rosemary and stuffed them in the cavity. I rubbed the outside with Olive oil and shook some Rosemary and Sage on top and stuck minced garlic (I hate peeling and chopping fresh, so I always use minced) under the skin in lots of different places. My dh came downstairs from a nap and commented on how great dinner smelled! The fragrance as it cooked was amazing! I served it with 1. Supreme Garlic Mashed Potatoes (#19259) 2. Roast Chicken (#24062) 3. Mother's Cabbage Relish (#38358) 4. Asparagus Salad (#88014) DH raved about the entire dinner and I'm pleased that I made yet another fantastic holiday dinner solely with recipes from Zaar!

Cathy17 April 14, 2004