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Simple Slow Roasted Pastured Chicken

Slow roasted chicken gives you the best flavor and makes a simple meal really come alive.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs 40 mins
Total Time6 hrs 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to roast a whole chicken, roasted chicken recipe, slow roasted whole chickenm
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com


  • 1 whole pastured chicken mine are usually around 6 pounds
  • 2-3 carrots coarsely chopped
  • 2-3 celery stalks coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion coarsely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cups white wine bone broth, or water
  • Butter or coconut oil for the outside of the chicken
  • Sea salt pepper, and thyme to sprinkle the outside of the chicken


  • Wash out the chicken, pat dry, and tie up the legs with cooking twine.
  • Put the veggies in the bottom of your roasting pan along with the wine (or bone broth or water).
  • Put the chicken BREAST DOWN in the roasting pan and roast at 250 degrees with the lid ON for 3 hours.
  • After 3 hours, flip the chicken to BREAST UP, butter the skin, sprinkle with seasonings.
  • Roast another 45 minutes with HEAT UP to 350, and with lid OFF.
  • Let your chicken rest for a few minutes outside of the oven before cutting.