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5 from 2 votes

KISS Whole Roasted Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 6


  • 1 baking rack*


  • 1 whole chicken (3-4 lbs)
  • 4 minced garlic cloves or 4 tbsp minced, jarred garlic
  • 1 lb carrots , peeled and cut into 4 inch pieces
  • 1/2 celery stalk , ends trimmed and cut into 4-inch pieces
  • 4 small white or red potatoes , cut into 1/4ths
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 tbsp avocado oil , 1 tbsp reserved for veggies
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and make sure baking rack is in the center of the oven.
  • Remove giblets (if present) from inside chicken. Rinse and dry chicken and place breast side down on large baking pan on top of a rack.
  • Rub about 3 Tbsp of avocado oil on all sides of the chicken, followed by the minced garlic.
  • Next rub the dried herbs all over the chicken and make sure it is breast side down.
  • Place the chopped veggies all around the chicken and drizzle with remaining avocado oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper all around veggies.
  • Roast for approximately 1 hour to 1 hour & 15 minutes depending on chicken size  but also use a thermometer to make sure it’s at least 165.
  • Serve with the roasted veggies and enjoy! This Dill Chicken Salad or Avocado Chicken soup are excellent ways to enjoy the leftovers!


*the rack is important to help air flow circulate around chicken. If you don’t have a rack, you can stagger carrots and celery to keep the bird from resting directly on the pan.