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Cold Roast Chicken

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  Frying chickens 9 Pound (3 Whole, 3 Pound Each)
  Onions 3 Small
  Bay leaves 1 1⁄2
  Ground thyme To Taste
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Celery stalks 3 , coarsely chopped
  Carrots 3 , coarsely chopped
  Parsley sprigs 2
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Preheat oven to very hot (450°F.).
Sprinkle chickens inside and out with salt and pepper.
Place 1 onion, 1/2 bay leaf, pinch of thyme, and approximately 1 teaspoon butter in the cavity of each.
Tie legs of chickens together securely.
Heat butter in a large open heatproof skillet or roasting pan and place the chickens in it on their sides.
Scatter the vegetables around them and place the skillet in the oven.
Cook for 15 minutes; baste with a large spoon.
Turn chickens to the other side and baste.
Cook for 15 minutes longer and place the chickens on their backs.
Continue basting and cooking for about 30 minutes, or until done.
The chickens, when done, should be golden-brown and when the thigh is pierced with a fork the liquid should run clear.
Remove chickens from the oven and let stand at room temperature.
Chill until ready to serve.
Cut into halves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Holiday, Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 721 Calories from Fat 408

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 45 g69.8%

Saturated Fat 15.6 g78%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 248.1 mg82.7%

Sodium 275.1 mg11.5%

Total Carbohydrates 5 g1.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.7%

Sugars 2.2 g

Protein 70 g139.2%

Vitamin A 63.8% Vitamin C 6.4%

Calcium 5.9% Iron 16.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cold Roast Chicken Recipe