Simple Roast Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 1 h 30 min 6
Simple Roast Chicken
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1 medium Yellow onion (coarsely chopped )
3 large Carrots (coarsely chopped)
3 medium stalk(s) Celery (coarsely chopped)
1 bulb(s) Fennel (including top stocks, coarsely chopped, optional )
1/3 cup Extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp Sea Salt
2 tsp Black pepper
1 medium/large bird Whole Chicken
1 bunch Thyme, fresh
1 medium Lemon (halved )
1 bulb Garlic (halved)


Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place the onion, celery, and fennel in a large roasting pan. Add 3 Tbsp of the olive oil, 1/2 tsp of the salt 1/2 tsp of the pepper, and half the bunch of thyme to the vegetables and toss to coat.

Rinse the chicken inside and out and pat dry with paper towels, and then place it on top of the vegetables in a roasting pan.

Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of the salt and 1/2 tsp of the pepper inside the chicken. Place the lemon and garlic bulb halves and remaining bunch of thyme inside the chicken. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tsp of salt and remaining 1 tsp of pepper on the outside of the chicken and drizzle with the remaining 3 Tbsp of olive oil to coat.

Place chicken in the oven and roast for 90 minutes, checking at 75 minutes. The chicken is done when the juices run clean when a leg is cut and pulled away. Internal temperature should be about 165°F, at the deepest part of the bird — if you have a meat thermometer.

Remove from the oven, cover with aluminum foil, and let rest 20 minutes before serving.

Serve with cauliflower mash/puree and a couple Vegetable Sides. Or just use it as leftovers throughout the Dump.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 595
Calories from fat 345
Calories from saturated fat 81
Total Fat 38 g
Saturated Fat 9.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 19.2 g
Cholesterol 146 mg
Sodium 1001 mg
Potassium 927 mg
Total Carbohydrate 17.0 g
Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
Sugars 4.7 g
Protein 49 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Meat 2.1
Vegetables 2.1

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