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Classic Roast Chicken

Recipe By Gluten Free Journey
Enjoy a true dinner classic with this scrumptious oven roasted chicken recipe that is naturally gluten free and easier than you think!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 45 mins
Resting Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 whole chicken
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 yellow onion cut into large pieces
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 2 stalks celery cut into large pieces
  • ½ lb. baby potatoes quartered
  • 1 head garlic halved
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme/rosemary


  • Pat chicken dry and season all over with salt and pepper.
  • Secure legs together and tuck wing tips under the body of the chicken.
  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Fill a 9"-x-13" baking dish with chopped onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, and garlic and toss together with oil and 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Place chicken on top.
  • Brush chicken all over with melted butter and stuff cavity with lemon and most of the thyme, reserving a couple sprigs for garnish.
  • Roast until juices run clear and a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the thigh reads 165°, 50 minutes to 1 hour depending on weight of chicken.
  • Tent chicken with foil and let rest 15 to 20 minutes, then transfer to a cutting board and carve.
  • Serve.