Easy Cast Iron Whole Roasted Chicken (Gluten-Free, Paleo)

A simple and easy cast iron whole roasted chicken that's full of flavor, perfectly moist and tender, and just waiting to be served at the dinner table! This recipe is gluten-free, allergy-free, and paleo using a no-fail method for success!




  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Rinse and pat dry the chicken, inside and out.
  3. Place the chicken in a large seasoned cast iron skillet and stuff the chopped apples and shallot in the cavity of the chicken, placing any extra pieces around the chicken in the cast iron.
  4. Rub the outside of the chicken with the spices, herbs, and olive oil.
  5. Roast in the oven for about 1 hour and 40 minutes (about 20 minutes per pound) or until the chicken reaches a safe 180°F.
  6. Remove from the oven, cover with foil, and let the chicken rest for about 15-20 minutes before carving.