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Roast chicken recipe

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  • 1 4 lb (2 kg) roasting chicken
  • 1 sliced onion
  • Extra virgin olive oil for basting
  • Coarse salt and ground black pepper


1. Preheat your oven to 350F (180C).

2. Arrange the onion slices in a roasting pan.

3. Stuff the chicken now if you plan to stuff it (stuffing recipes) and place then place it on top of the onions. If you’re pregnant we don’t recommend stuffing your poultry this holiday season.

4. Baste the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle it generously with salt and pepper.
5. Cover (with foil or a pan lid) the roasting pan and roast for 20 minutes.

6. Remove the cover and baste the chicken with the juices from the bottom of the pan and continue roasting until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 175F (80C), basting 3 or 4 times during roasting.

7. Remove the pan from the oven and let the chicken stand for 10 minutes before removing and carving it.

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