Roast Chicken

"A little experiment that I discovered my family really likes."
Roast Chicken created by Baby Kato
Ready In:
3hrs 15mins




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

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  1. Lise S.
    I had a ball making the chicken with apples! It's a unique accompaniment but did the trick to satisfy hunger pangs. Paired with straw basket Chianti a fine meal was had. My 5 lb bird was ready in about 1 hr 45 minutes.
  2. evewitch
    This chicken turned out very moist. Unfortunately, I didn't think it had much flavor other than chicken. Not bad, but not excellent either. Also, the skin didn't really crisp up at all.
  3. Baby Kato
    Awesome recipe Bunsbby. Love the flavor of this chicken. This is the way my dad use to make roasted chicken when we were kids. It's lovely, great flavour, crispy skin, moist and tender, juicy chicken meat. Perfect, simply perfect. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Baby Kato
    Roast Chicken Created by Baby Kato
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    Roast Chicken Created by Baby Kato


I am a married mother of two. Both children are pretty picky, as well as my husband, so I have a hard time finding recipes everyone will enjoy. Also, I have food allergies to the legume family (peanuts and soy being the worst), so I find I have to change recipes sometimes. I have just recently discovered that I really enjoy cooking and am very happy to try most recipes.
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