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Grain-Free Spicy Whole Roasted Chicken

One of the things I learned on the farm, raising our own chickens, was that farm chicken isn’t easily served up as boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs. Most of the time, our home-grown chicken was served as whole, roasted chicken. This brought about the need to create different and interesting whole chicken recipes! 🙂 This was one of the recipes I created on the farm. This recipe can also be found in my GAPS Meal Plans.

This chicken makes an excellent broth! I used it to make my Tomato Soup recipe & it made a tasty soup!

Grain-Free Spicy Whole Roasted Chicken
Author: Brenda Scott
Serves: 4-8
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, room temperature
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Rinse the chicken inside and out and pat dry.
  3. Set inside of the roasting pan.
  4. Mix all of the spices in a small bowl and then rub all over the chicken.
  5. Dab butter or coconut oil all over the chicken
  6. Set the chicken, breast-side up, in a roasting pan.
  7. Roast the chicken in the oven for between 1 and 1 1/2 hours, depending on the size of your chicken. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the chicken is getting up to at least 165 degrees fahrenheit and the juices run clear.
  8. Slice the meat off of the bones and serve.
  9. Use the bones from this chicken to make an excellent bone broth!


What is your favorite way to roast a whole chicken?

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