Last night we decided it was a good day to make a roast chicken, but I felt like doing it the easy hands off way in my Staub. This is an easy way to have an amazing family meal, so I decided to make a video for you to follow along. Of course, I also have the recipe here in case you prefer exact ingredients!
Roast Chicken In a Dutch Oven
1 Fryer Chicken
3 Small Onion – cut in chunks
2 Sticks Celery – cut in chunks
3 Small Carrot – cut in chunks
4 cloves garlic – half in small slices for in chicken, half in chunks for under skin
3 Bay leafs
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
1 tbsp Basil
1 tsp chilly powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
Butter or Margarine
Staub/Dutch Oven pot
1. Cut/Prep all vegetables. Pre-heat oven to 350f.
2. Mix all your spices together and season the inside of the Chicken Cavity.
3. Stuff the chicken cavity with as many vegetables as you can fit, along with the bay leafs and half the garlic.
4. Put the remaining vegetables in the dutch oven, toss with some of your spice mix and a bit of cooking oil.
5. Rub your chicken liberally with softened butter or margarine, this will help the spices stick and will also make your skin crisp up easier.
6. Coat your chicken with a liberal sprinkling of the spice mixture after you have placed it on top of the vegetables.
7. Cover your chicken and place into the oven. The amount of time this part takes will vary depending on the size of your chicken. Mine was about 2.5lbs, so after 1.5hours it was falling apart! A good average is about 20m per pound, but the cook time may vary.
8. After your chicken is mostly cooked and starting to fall apart once you peek in the dutch oven, take the lid off to allow the top to brown. This is also a good time to put in potatoes and to start thinking about your other side dishes.
9. An hour and fifteen minutes after, my chicken was nicely brown and my potatoes were finally cooked! If you want this done faster, you can turn the oven up to 400 at this point – but I was enjoying my slow cook.
10. Take your chicken out, and let it rest for 5-10 minutes. This allows the juices to flow back into all the meat, instead of being lost on your cutting board.
11. Plate it up with your favourite veg, and enjoy!
There we have it, a delicious roast chicken meal! Don’t forget to check out and share the video below, or to give the recipe to your friends!
I hope this meal was as fun to make for you as it was for me!