Pat’s Roasted Organic Chicken

raw chicken in the panThis is my mother’s recipe which I am publishing here for myself and everyone.  She is such a fantastic cook!  And she makes everything so easy.

My twist on this recipe is to use a cast iron pan (which I have not tried yet)  but you can use any pan that can go on the stove top later for the gravy.  (If you are going to make gravy )


You might need to adjust the cooking times, so just use a thermometer and check the chicken’s doneness.  You can also test by wiggling the legs.

Stick a thermometer in to see the internal temperature  (optional)
Once I make this again, I’ll take a picture of the finished bird 🙂

Pat's Roasted Organic Chicken

Easy to make, and super yummy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Resting Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, onions, carrots, organic
Servings: 4 people
Author: Christina Hills


  • Cast Iron Pan or Broiling Pan (not a glass pan because you want to make gravy)


  • 1 Whole Organic Chicken
  • 1 bulb Yellow Onion
  • 2 Carrots
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 large Lemon
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp flour (gluten free optional)


  • Pull Chicken out of fridge and let the Chicken rest at room temperature for 1 hour while you prepare the rest of the ingredients
  • Preheat the oven to 400 deg
  • Cut up the onion to large chunks
  • Cut up the carrots in large chunks too
  • Cut up the garlic into small pieces (not minced)
  • Cut up the lemon into slices
  • In your cast iron pan (or other roasting pan. NOT a glass pan) put oil on the bottom of pan
  • Place chicken into pan and put garlic and squeezed lemons into the cavity
  • Sprinkle the carrots and onions around the pan
  • Rub olive oil on top of the chicken
  • Put the roasting pan/cast iron pan with Chicken into 400 deg oven for 20 min
  • Turn oven down to 375deg and cook for 20 min per pound. So if you have a 4 lb chicken then it would cook for 1 hour 20 min total (I'll do the math later)
  • Take the chicken out and put on a platter to let rest for 20 min before eating
  • Put pan on the stove and add some flour and broth or water and make a gravy with the drippings (Optional)


This recipe is from my mother, and I have adjusted it.  If you want to make a gravy, don't use a glass pan.



This is the personal blog of Christina Hills. It is intended to document her personal life, so you might find many typos and incomplete articles. Browse this site as is. Christina Hills, is the creator of the Website Creation Workshop, blogs here about life and spirituality. She is a seeker of truth, follower of Jesus, and loves all things Divine