Classic Roast Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Classic Roast Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Classic Roast Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by christinavt

Makes 4 servings



From ??Easy Everyday Cooking.? Includes pan gravy. celery 3 ½ lb roasting chicken dried thyme salt butter, onion flour water cvt

Recipe Ingredients for Classic Roast Chicken

1 stalk celery
953 g (3 1/2 lb) roasting chicken (5041)
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp butter, softened, divided
1 onion, quartered

Recipe Directions for Classic Roast Chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 475 F. Slice celery. Sprinkle inside cavity of chicken with thyme and salt; add 1 tsp butter, sliced celery and onion. Rub outside of chicken with remaining butter.

  2. Tuck wing tips under back of chicken. Place chicken breast-side down on rack in a roasting pan.

  3. Add enough water to cover bottom of pan. Roast for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375 F. Roast for 20 minutes longer.

  4. Turn chicken breast-side up. Roast until chicken is browned, about 30 minutes longer.

  5. For gravy, stir in 1 tablespoon flour for each cup of pan juices and a small amount of water into the roasting pan. Cook the gravy over medium-high heat, stirring continually until thickened.

  6. **Note: estimate uses cooked breast without bones. What proportion of a chicken is dark meat? Weights will be much less once cooked. I estimated 60% yield from water loss alone, not excluding the bones.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, American, Roast, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 274.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.6g
21%
Saturated Fat
4.4g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
210mg
70%
Sodium
499mg
21%
Potassium
641mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
2.9g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
73.9g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 5% Iron 15%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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