Simple Roast Chicken

Simple Roast Chicken Recipe
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Serves: 6
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt
  • 1 whole - 2lb. pasture raised chicken
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  1. Remove giblets. Rinse chicken inside and out and pat dry inside and out. The drier the better.
  2. Salt and pepper the cavity and truss the bird.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  4. Rain salt over the outside the of the bird.
  5. Place chicken on a roasting rack and bake 50-60 minutes or until the thickest part of the thigh registers 160°F on a meat thermometer and the juices run clear.
  6. Remove from over and top with thyme. Let stand for 15 minutes on a cutting board, then carve.

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Nutrient Information Per Batch

1981.29 kcal Calories, 113.64 mg Calcium, 0.81 g Carbohydrate, 690 mg Cholesterol, 138.6 g Total Fat, 0.41 g Fiber, 8.8 mg Iron, 188.26 mg Magnesium 1758 mg Potassium, 171.29 g Protein,132.5 mcg Selenium, 4132.62 mg Sodium, 0 g Sugars, 12.1 mg Zinc, 39.67g Saturated fat, 0 trans Fat, 57.41 g Monounsaturated fats, 29.73 g Polyunsaturated fats, 1384.51 IU Vitamin A, 3.23 mg Vitamin B6, 0 mcg Vitamin B12, 18.03 mg Vitamin C, 0 IU Vitamin D, 2.76 Vitamin E, 14.62 mcg Vitamin K, 56.15 mcg Folate,0.55 mg Vitamin B1(Thiamin),62.61 mg Vitamin B3(Niacin),1.11 mg Vitamin B2(Riboflavin), 0.03 mcg Lycopene, 1.02 mcg Lutein and Zeaxanthin, 1.3 g ALA, 0.09 g EPA, 0.28 gDHA,1355.38 mg Phosphorous, 0.25 mg Manganese, 0 mcg Alpha carotene, 57.8 mcg Beta carotene, 0.24 mcg Beta cryptoxanthin, 0 g Conjugated Linolenic Acid


  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Grains
  • No Molds
  • No Legumes
  • No Nightshade
  • No Citrus
  • No Tubers

About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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