Use a meat thermometer, instant read thermometer, or your oven probe to double check the doneness of this chicken. The meatiest part of a thigh should register 165°.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes
- 1 roasting chicken, 4 to 5 pounds
- seasoned salt
- 1 onion, peeled
- 1 carrot, cut in 1-inch chunks
- 1 rib celery, cut in 1-inch chunks
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- finely chopped green onion and parsley, for garnish
Wash chicken and rub with seasoned salt. Stuff cavity with onion, carrot and celery. Place chicken in shallow baking dish or on a rack in a roasting pan. Roast at 325° for about 2 1/2 hours. Internal temperature should be about 170° when an instant read thermometer or oven probe is inserted in the meatiest part of a thigh. Mix orange juice and cornstarch in a small bowl or measuring cup. About 30 minutes before chicken is done, brush chicken generously with orange juice mixture. Brush again about 15 minutes before done. Sprinkle with chopped green onion and parsley before serving, if desired.