Mardi Gras Whole Roasted Chicken
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Serves: 6
  • 1 (5-6 lb.) whole roasting chicken
  • Mardi Gras Seasoning Blend (see recipe link in post)
  • 3 Tbl. canola oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Rinse and thoroughly dry chicken. Reserve gizzard pack for making broth later.
  3. Combine spice blend with canola oil to make a paste. Generously coat entire chicken with paste. Place on a rack in a roasting pan. Tie legs together with butcher's twine. Add 2 cups of chicken broth to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes or until nicely browned. Gently baste chicken with broth from pan (careful not to disturb spices). Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and tent chicken with foil. Continue baking for an additional hour or until chicken is done (juices run clear and thermometer inserted into the inner thigh registers 165 degrees). If your chicken comes with a pop-up timer trust it..
  5. Remove chicken from oven and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes, 30 minutes is preferable.
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at