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Juicy Roasted Chicken

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Ingredients 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed salt and black pepper to taste 1 tablespoon onion powder, or to taste ½ cup butter 1 stalk celery, leaves removed

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Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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Sprinkle onion powder, salt, and pepper inside and out on chicken in a roasting pan. Place 3 tablespoons butter in chicken cavity and dollops of butter on outside. Put 3–4 celery pieces in the bird cavity.

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Bake chicken uncovered in preheated oven until no longer pink at bone and juices flow clear, 1 hour and 15 minutes. A thermometer put into the thickest part of the thigh near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

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Baste with drippings after baking. Cover with aluminum foil and rest 30 minutes before serving.

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