Roast Chicken in a Clay Pot

Roast Chicken in a Clay Pot with vegetables #recipe #realfood #cleaneating

Roast chicken is a family tradition at our house. You can expect to see it on the table for dinner on any given Sunday. This Roasted Chicken in a Clay Pot with Roast Vegetables is a rustic dish that is simple, yet can be served when company is coming.

Roast Chicken and Vegetables in a Clay Pot An easy way to ensure juicy, delicious roast chicken every time. #recipe #chicken #realfood #cleaneating #paleo #glutenfree

Cooking a whole chicken in a clay pot is my favorite method because it’s easy, results in juicy chicken, and clean up is a breeze. I have had this Romertopf Classic Baker (affiliate link) for years and use it often. It’s a German clay pot that is worth it’s weight in gold (or chicken).

Clay pot used to make the most delicious and juicy chicken imaginable.

A clay pot like this is a wonderful way to ensure that your chicken stays juicy and guarantees that you won’t be making a mess in the oven. You soak the baker in water for at  least 15  minutes and this ensures a moist chicken that needs no additional oil or broth. The chicken and vegetables cook in their own juices and is to die for! Since everything is cooked in one dish, clean up becomes so much easier too. You can use this baker for more than just chicken too. There are lamb shanks, pork roast, bread, roasted vegetables, etc.

This recipe for Roast Chicken in a Clay Pot is very simple. It combines root vegetables, fresh herbs, garlic, salt, pepper, and chicken. It’s a perfect example of how clean eating can be easy and delicious. You can change-up the herbs is you like. I used fresh herbs in my recipe. If you want to use dried herbs, decrease the amount to 1-2 teaspoons each (depending on taste).

I hope you enjoy this family favorite. Serve it with a fresh green salad and fresh baguette.  You’ll have a meal that you’ll find yourself making more and more. 


Roast Chicken made in a clay pot - Tender and juicy sliced chicken. With this recipe, you'll never have dry chicken again. #recipe #chicken #easyrecipe #dinner #realfood

Roast Chicken in a Clay Pot
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1 3-4 pound whole chicken
  • 2 carrots, cut in half and sliced
  • 3 russet potatoes, cubed
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Soak clay baker in warm water for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove baker from water. Place carrots, potatoes, onions, and garlic in the bottom of baker.
  3. Toss with half of the herbs, salt, and pepper.
  4. Add chicken on top of vegetables and add remaining herbs, salt, and pepper. Cover with top lid of baker.
  5. Place in a cold oven. Set oven temperature to 450 degrees and bake for 1 hour. Remove lid of the baker and cook for an additional 20 minutes, or until chicken is browned and the meat thermometer inserted in thigh area reads 165°F.
  6. Remove from oven and set baker on a cutting board or trivet to rest for 10 minutes.

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    • Little Family Adventure says

      Thanks Erica. That pot is a great things to have in the kitchen. From chicken to bread, everything comes out great.

    • Little Family Adventure says

      Thanks for the invitation Tabatha. I’d be happy to stop by and share this at the party. This recipe is great and is nearly foolproof.

  1. says

    My mom had one of these clay cookers when I was growing up, and I now have one, but it’s not this shape. It’s a circle and the bottom is kind of like a round pie dish… I’ve had the hardest time figuring out how to use it! But I bet I could use it upside down and do a chicken in it! I always loved how moist and juicy it came out!
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    • Little Family Adventure says

      It was my pleasure Amy. These are great. Go to the manufacturer’s website and there is a slew of recipes using it.

  2. says

    I couldn’t resist your link since I’m writing a roasted chicken recipe for best blog recipes. I’ve never seen a clay pot outside of a tagine pot. I wonder if this is what Indians use as a tandoor? Anyways, your chicken looks perfect! I love simple meals like this since! Have a great weekend!
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    • Little Family Adventure says

      What kind of roast chicken? A tandoori is different than this, but you get a similar blend of flavor. I’m happy you like it. :)

  3. says

    Hi Nicky! Your chicken recipe looks wonderul. Nice and easy and delicious. Just the way I like it. I’ll have to look at getting one of those clay pots soon. I can really see how it would help to make your chicken super moist. I have the tendancy to overcook chicken and really dry it out. My boys love to tell me how dry the chicken is. I guess they are chicken experts now. Oh well……always learning.
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    • Little Family Adventure says

      It’s a great thing to have in the kitchen. It does double duty with bread and other dishes.

  4. Cydnee says

    I love this recipe. I love cooking in clay pots. Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We enjoy having you every week on Thursday night at 8PM through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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