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Basic Whole Roasted Chicken

Basic Whole Roasted Chicken


  • 3 medium celery stalks, large dice
  • 1 medium carrot, large dice
  • 1 medium yellow onion, large dice
  • 1 (4- to 5-pound) whole chicken, neck and giblets removed from the cavity
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced (optional)
  • fresh herbs, such as parsley, rosemary, or thyme (optional)