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Juicy Roasted Chicken






Juicy Roasted Chicken

1 (3 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed ( Or Cornish Game Hens, just adjust cooking
time, and ingredients as required.)
salt and black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon onion powder, or to taste
1/2 cup margarine, divided
1 stalk celery, leaves removed

Optional: Garlic cloves inside the cavity, garlic powder in and outside. Onions inside the cavity, Potatoes, and carrots around the outside of the chicken. Make gravy with the drippings, separate excess margarine if necessary.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place chicken in a roasting pan, and season generously inside and out with salt and pepper. Sprinkle inside and out with onion powder.

Place 3 tablespoons margarine in the chicken cavity. Arrange dollops of the remaining margarine around the chicken's exterior, including under the skin as well as outside..

Cut the celery into 3 or 4 pieces, and place in the chicken cavity.
Bake uncovered 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove from heat, and baste with melted margarine and drippings from the pan.

Cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest about 30 minutes before serving.

Note: Adjust time if a larger or smaller chicken or Cornish Game Hens. Use a Quick Read Thermometer to test doneness.
Bill, Alb

http://www.nancyskitchen.com 


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