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Roasted Chicken
Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken

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Cook Minutes 2 Hr 40 Min
Prep : 10 Min Cook: 2 Hr 30 Min
The Kraft Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing infuses this chicken with irresistible flavour as it bakes. Why wait? Try it tonight.
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16 Servings
Original recipe yields 16 Servings
This tool adjusts ingredient amounts only, not method or nutrition information. Additional changes to equipment, baking times, etc. may be needed for recipe success.
1 whole chicken (6 lb./2.7 kg)
6 carrots (1 lb./450 g), peeled, cut into chunks
4 stalks celery (1/2 lb./225 g), chopped
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Step 1
Heat oven to 350°F.
Step 2
Use fingers or end of wooden spoon to separate skin from meat on both sides of chicken, being careful to not tear the skin.
Step 3
Brush bottom of chicken with 1/4 cup dressing. Tuck wings under chicken; place, breast side up, on rack in roasting pan. Brush or pour 1/2 cup of the remaining dressing under the skin and on outside surface of chicken.
Step 4
Combine carrots, celery and remaining dressing; spoon into body cavity of chicken.
Step 5
Roast 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours or until chicken is done (165°F). Let stand 10 min. before serving. Meanwhile, remove and discard vegetables from body cavity.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Tucking the wings under the chicken prevents the tips from burning and helps balance the chicken better during cooking. And, brushing dressing under the skin helps keep the meat moist and add flavour, so you won't even miss the skin if you remove it before eating.
Keeping it Safe
Keep raw meat, poultry or seafood away from cooked or ready-to-eat foods. Wash hands, cutting boards, dishes, utensils and countertops with hot soapy water after preparing each food item and before moving on to the next food item.
Cooking Know-How
The general rule for roasting 1 large chicken is to cook at 350ºF about 20 min. per pound. When cooking for a large crowd, consider making two smaller chickens instead of one large one. This will result in moister chicken breasts and will give you extra drumsticks. Do not double the cooking time for 1 chicken, simply increase it by 5 to 10 min. per pound.
Special Extra
Stuff chicken with your favourite flavour of Stove Top Stuffing. Simply prepare stuffing as directed on package, allowing 15 min. more cook time per pound.
Use a heavy-gauge metal roasting pan that just fits the size of the chicken. If the pan is made of glass or is too large, the juices will spread out and burn.
You can change the flavour of the chicken simply by changing the flavour of dressing. Try Kraft Honey Dijon Dressing, or Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing mixed with Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese.
Special Extra
If desired, tie chicken legs together with kitchen twine or string for an elegant presentation.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 15 g
Saturated fat 3.5 g
18 %
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 230 mg
10 %
Carbohydrate 2 g
Fibre 0 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 22 g
Vitamin A
4 %
Vitamin C
0 %
4 %
8 %
16 servings, 1/16 recipe (120 g) each.
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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