Juicy Roasted Chicken March 21, 2020 Go to RecipePrint Recipe My grandmother’s recipe for roasted chicken. I never have had a chicken this juicy before; this little trick works and makes the people eating it go silent. It’s funny. We nibble on the celery after. Pin Print Juicy Roasted Chicken 3 from 51 votes Ingredients 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed salt and black pepper to taste1 tablespoon onion powder, or to taste1/2 cup margarine, divided stalk celery, leaves removed Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Place chicken in a roasting pan, and season generously inside and out with salt and pepper. Sprinkle inside and out with onion powder. Place 3 tablespoons margarine in the chicken cavity. Arrange dollops of the remaining margarine around the chicken’s exterior. Cut the celery into 3 or 4 pieces, and place in the chicken cavity.Bake uncovered 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove from heat, and baste with melted margarine and drippings. Cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest about 30 minutes before serving.