|Whole frying chicken||3 Pound|
|Onion||1 Small, chopped|
|Stalk celery||1 , chopped|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Celery salt||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Thyme leaves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Rubbed sage||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
1. Wash chicken; set aside giblets. Sprinkle body cavity with salt and pepper. Place onion and celery in cavity. Tie legs together and wings to body. Place chicken, breast-side-up on microwave roasting rack, in 2-quart (12 x 7) glass baking dish. Brush with Basting Sauce.
2. Microwave for 20 to 26 minutes on HIGH, or until meat cut near bone is no longer pink (about 180° F). Let stand, covered with foil, 5 minutes before serving.