Southern Roast Chicken

Roast chicken - southern style

Chicken is a favorite southern food, and we cook it in all sorts of ways. An easy, stress-free way to cook the poultry is with a good roast chicken recipe. This roasted chicken recipe includes some of the favorite flavors of the South, and the bird is tender, juicy, and delicious. The flavors are also reminiscent of Lowcountry recipes. Serve the roast chicken with roasted vegetables and potatoes, with mashed potatoes, or with rice. It’s also good with sweet potatoes.

Southern Roast Chicken


  • 1 whole, dressed chicken (about 5 pounds)
  • Salt
  • Coarse black pepper
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 celery stalks, 3-inches long, each
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Directions: Rinse chicken and pat dry. Rub salt and pepper into cavity. Place the green onions, celery, and garlic inside chicken.

Combine melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, and vinegar. With a paper towel, swab the mixture all over chicken. Salt and pepper outside of chicken.

Cover chicken with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for one hour longer.