I made a whole chicken about once a week during whole30. Lots of leftovers and VERY affordable!
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Whole30, Whole Chicken

My kids have been eating chicken breasts for a long time.  I knew I had COMPLETELY failed as a mother when we went to my sister-in-law’s house for dinner one night.  Aunt Jamie placed a drumstick on my three year old’s plate and he said, “Mom, I wanted chicken!”

Buying the whole chicken seemed way too intimidating to me, and I THOUGHT it would be way too much work with preparing, roasting, and cutting it all up afterward.  For whatever reason, Thanksgiving dinner prep came to mind, and I would shudder.  Looking back now I laugh, because I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Roasting a whole chicken is not only easy, but more affordable and provides leftovers for several meals!  The possibilities are endless!  I make a whole chicken about once a week now and my boys LOVE eating “dinosaur bones” for dinner.  I also feel just a little bit like Martha Stewart by the time my cute little chickens come out of the oven.

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I made a whole chicken about once a week during whole30. Lots of leftovers and VERY affordable!I made a whole chicken about once a week during whole30. Lots of leftovers and VERY affordable!

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I like to buy the two-pack of chickens, which costs about $12.00 at Sam’s Club.  The recipe you see below has ingredients for one chicken, but I always double because I love the left overs!

The rest of the ingredients are items that I keep in my house regularly: lemon, onion, garlic, fresh herbs of your choosing, a few spices, and I even throw some potatoes in the oven to roast with the chicken.

First I preheat my oven to 425 degrees and rinse and pat dry the chickens.  Next, I stuff the little guys with a half a lemon, a half an onion, a few cloves of garlic and fresh herbs.  After they’re stuffed, I like to coat my chicken in bacon fat if I’ve got it, but you can also use coconut oil, olive oil, or even ghee.  My 4-year-old loves to “paint” the oil on the chicken.  I rub the spices on, cut up some potatoes and the chicken is ready for roasting!  I don’t have a roasting pan, but I make do with my stove to oven skillet!  90 minutes later the chickens are ready!  You can find a printable version of this recipe at the bottom of the page.

I made a whole chicken about once a week during whole30. Lots of leftovers and VERY affordable!

You can pair your chicken with Stay Fit Mom’s Cauliflower Rice or even these delicious Balsamic Brussel Sprouts form Kosher On A Budget, and dinner is served!

 

 If you liked this Whole30 dinner, you might also want to check out Stay Fit Mom’s Chicken Stir Fry with Spicy Mayo Dressing

Simple Healthy Dinner and Whole30 compliant

 and Stay Fit Mom’s Easy Paleo Meatloaf.

Easy Paleo Meatloaf for a weeknight meal

 

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Whole30, Whole Chicken

Ingredients

  • Whole Chicken
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • Fresh Herbs of your choosing
  • 6 Russet Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup Bacon Fat (or another fat, like olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Rinse and pat dry chicken.
  3. Stuff chicken with onion, garlic, lemon and fresh herbs of your choosing.
  4. Quarter potatoes and place around the chicken in the pan.
  5. Coat chicken in bacon fat.
  6. Rub remaining spices on the chicken and potatoes.
  7. Roast in oven for 90 minutes.
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4 Comments

  • Reply Lindsay - Homespun Sprout February 16, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    YUM! Looks amazing Tracy! Don’t forget to make stock with the bones!

    • Reply Tracy February 16, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Absolutely, Lindsay! Who knew it was SO easy?!

  • Reply Korina March 15, 2015 at 8:59 am

    I made this the other day, I was a little nervous but it turned out great I just threw in the crockpot lined with carrots!

    • Reply Tracy March 15, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      That’s great, Korina! I just love my crock-pot too!

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