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5 from 3 votes

Dutch Oven Whole Chicken

A dutch oven whole chicken is an easy recipe that's perfect for the whole family! With incredibly simple ingredients and a few easy steps you can have this crispy roast chicken on the table in no time!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best roast chicken, gluten free roast chicken, roast chicken recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 443kcal
Author: Chandice Probst


  • Dutch Oven


  • 1 whole fryer chicken
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Onion Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 T dried thyme rosemary, or any other spice you like


  • Preheat oven temperature to 350 degrees f
  • Combine salts and seasonings
  • Spread coconut oil all over the bird then wash hands
  • Massage spices and salts into the bird
  • Thoroughly wash hands again
  • Place chicken in bottom of a dutch oven
  • Cook in covered dutch oven at 350 degrees for about 2 1/2 to 3 hrs


How to store leftover chicken

You can store leftover chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You want to let the chicken dry and also make sure it's cooled to room temperature before storing. This will preserve freshness.

How to use leftover chicken

Another reason why this is a favorite recipe of mine is because it makes great leftovers! You can use the extra meat in gluten-free chicken noodle soup, enchiladas, salads, or make gluten-free chicken pot pie.


Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1328mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2.7mg