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Oven Roasted Whole Chicken

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword aip chicken recipe, aip easy meal, keto chicken, keto meal, paleo chicken recipes, paleo meal, whole30 chicken recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Cost $7
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  • oven roasting pan
  • turkey baster
  • small bowl
  • measuring spoons


  • 5 pound whole chicken It should be defrosted, see notes above.
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tbsp cooking spray I like Trader Joe's EVOO spray but you can also use oil that is not in a spray form. You can use a brush to brush on the oil.
  • 5 cups bone broth

What To Use To Stuff The Chicken

  • 1 whole onion
  • 5 sticks fresh rosemary
  • 10 sticks fresh thyme
  • 1 whole lemon


  • First thing is first, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Next, take the giblets out of the chicken in the breast cavity. They should be in a bag. You can throw them away or use them for soups.
  • Now, place the chicken in a roasting pan, breast side facing down. I like using a roasting pan because it will evenly cook the chicken on both sides.
  • Pat dry the chicken with paper towels. *Note I do NOT wash the chicken. I feel that any bacteria on it will be killed off in the oven. For me it is not worth getting the raw chicken everywhere.
  • Now, mix the dried spices in a bowl.
  • Spray the chicken on both sides with cooking oil of choice. If you do not have a cooking spray you can take a brush and brush on the oil. Make sure to oil both sides.
  • Next, you want to sprinkle the spices all over the chicken.
  • Be sure once you are done adding the spices, the chicken ends up with the breast face down.
  • Now, cut an onion and lemon in half and stuff the chicken with the onion, lemon, thyme, and rosemary.
  • OPTIONAL: but highly recommended, tie the legs up and together. This will help the chicken cook evenly. You can use twine or sewing string.
  • Lastly, add the broth to the bottle of the pan and place it in the oven for 85 minutes. I suggest adding a meat thermometer. The best way to tell if the chicken is done is once it reaches 165 degrees.
  • If you do not have a thermometer you can cut into it and see once the 85 minutes is up; however, I highly suggest getting a meat thermometer.
  • Bast the turkey with the bone broth on the bottom of the pan every 20 minutes to ensure that the turkey does not get dried out.
  • ENJOY! If you make this recipe I would love it if you shared the link to this recipe with a friend, left a comment below or tagged me on instagram with a picture @alliannaskitchen


You can store in the fridge for you to 5 days!
Crispy, juicy, flavorful over roasted chicken.
Nutrition Facts
Oven Roasted Whole Chicken
Amount Per Serving (5 slices)
Calories 519 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 1604mg70%
Potassium 431mg12%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 487IU10%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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