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Clay Pot Roast Chicken

Romertopf Roast Chicken has the right seasonings to make it very moist. A Romertopf chicken baker makes one of the best clay pot chicken dishes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Clay pot Chicken, Romertopf Chicken, Romertopf Roast Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Romertopf soaking 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 142kcal
Author Evelyn


  • 1 5 lb whole chicken
  • 1 rib celery cut into 2-3 pieces
  • 1/2 large red onion cut into half
  • 1/2 lemon cut in two
  • 4 tbsp butter room temperature
  • sprigs fresh thyme
  • sprigs fresh parsley
  • sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Romertopf Roaster optional


  • If using Romertopf clay pot soak for at least 20 minutes, I usually soak it longer, about 1 hour.
  • Only if using a regular roaster pan Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  (Remember always place a Romertopf roaster in a cold oven then bring to temperature.)
  • Using a fork mix the butter with one minced garlic clove and 1 tablespoon of each of the herbs that you choose to use. ( I used all three) to make herb butter.
  • Wash chicken and dry thoroughly.
  • Gently ease up the breast skin of the chicken and spread the herb butter between the skin and the meat of the breast being careful not to pierce the skin. Also gently lift the skin of the drumsticks and spread butter under them.
  • Place the lemon, celery, and onion in the chicken and any herbs that you choose.
  • Season the outside of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Tie legs together with kitchen twine
  • Place chicken in roaster and pour the wine and chicken broth over the chicken. Cover with lid.
  • (A) If using a clay pot Romertopf roaster place in a cold oven and set the oven temperature to 400° F . Bake for 2 hours covered until done.
    (B) If using regular Stoneware roaster bake for 65-70 minutes
  • 11. Remove the lid and cook for 10-15 minutes longer until chicken is golden brown and thermometer registers 165° F and juices run clear.


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg