4 from 3 votes
dutch oven whole chicken & potatoes
Dutch Oven Whole Chicken & Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins

Dutch Oven Whole Chicken & Potatoes is a recipe every home chef should have in their repertoire. A whole chicken is coated with olive oil and herbs and stuffed with celery and butter. It's then roasted to perfection on top of sliced potatoes and vegetables. It's tender, juicy, and incredibly flavorful, you'll want to make it once a week!

Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 421 kcal
Author: DishingDelish.com
  • 1 3-5 lb whole chicken giblets removed
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 large celery stalks leaves removed, chopped
  • 3 large carrots peeled, chopped
  • 3 large potatoes (sweet, russet, or yukon gold) peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. In a large dutch oven, place sliced potatoes, carrots, onion, and 2 celery stalks. In a small bowl, combine all spices and mix together. 

  3. Place chicken on top of vegetables. Add 1 tsp seasoning, then butter and remaining celery inside the chicken's cavity.

  4. Coat outside of chicken in olive oil, then use the rest of the seasoning generously on the outside of the chicken, making sure to coat top and bottom of chicken. 

  5. Bake uncovered for about 1 1/2 hours, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. (If your chicken is 5 lbs, it may take about 2 hours).

Recipe Notes

The bigger your bird, the longer it will take to cook!

Nutrition Facts
Dutch Oven Whole Chicken & Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 980mg43%
Potassium 551mg16%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 65g130%
Vitamin A 5400IU108%
Vitamin C 25.6mg31%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.