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“Follow this recipe and you will have the best juiciest roasted chicken on the planet, a larger roasting chicken may be used and this also works well with a small turkey with cooking times adjusted --- plan ahead for best flavor if using seasoned salt the chicken should chill overnight if using white salt there is no need for chilling time --- OPTIONAL get a lemon or two, use a fork and poke full of holes, then place into the cavity of the chicken, roast as stated, the chicken will be moist and have a faint lemon flavor.”
25hrs 30mins

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  1. Wash chicken well with cold water inside and out.
  2. Pat dry using paper towels.
  3. In a bowl mix together 1/4 cup melted butter with vegetable oil, then rub all over the outside of the chicken.
  4. Season the inside of the chicken with salt and black pepper.
  5. Season the outside of the chicken with seasoned salt, black pepper and garlic powder (if using).
  6. Place the chicken into a glass dish; cover top of the dish tightly with plastic wrap.
  7. For best flavor cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Stuff onion quarters, chopped celery and/or a whole lemon/s and 2 tablespoons cold cubed butter into the cavity of the chicken, then tie legs together with butcher's twine or heavy cotton string.
  9. Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan (for extra juicy breast place breast side down on rack).
  10. Pour the low-sodium chicken broth into bottom of the roasting pan (keeps drippings from burning and makes a good base for gravy).
  11. Tent loosely with heavy foil.
  12. Set oven to 350°.
  13. Roast for about 1 hr and 10 minutes, basting with juice/liquid from the bottom of the roasting pan.
  14. Uncover and roast for about 20 minutes more (uncovered) or until internal temperature reaches 180°.
  15. Remove from oven and let rest (covered with foil) for about 20 minutes before carving.

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