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Classic Roast Chicken

Enjoy a true dinner classic with this scrumptious oven roasted chicken recipe that is naturally gluten free and easier than you think!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 45 mins
Resting Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Gluten Free Journey


  • 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
  • 1/2 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.