Molly's Roasted Chicken


This smells so good while its cooking and turns out moist and tender.

1 whole chicken
1 stalk celery
1 sweet apple (Cored)
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
olive oil
kosher salt
pepper (Cracked, if wanted)

Wash and dry chicken.

Pour olive oil onto one hand and coat all of the chicken.
Season with salt and pepper and a good sprinkle of rosemary.
Place in roaster.

Cut celery and onion into half inch chunks and apple into eights.

Place half of celery and onion and half of apple pieces into chicken cavity.

Place other half around chicken in roaster.

Slice garlic cloves into slivers.

Place half of them under the chicken skin in various places.

Place other half either on top of the chicken skin or around the chicken.

Place in oven at 350F and baste every half hour or so.

Depending on size of chicken, roasting time will be hour and a half to three hours.

If wanted, add a few sprigs of fresh rosemary in and around the chicken.