Onion Butt Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 60-75 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 5 to 1 hour 20 minutes | Yield: Serves 4-6


  • 1 chicken, about 4 pounds
  • One small onion
  • A lot of celery salt
  • pepper and salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Wash chicken and pat dry.
  3. Fold wings back.
  4. Sprinkle salt, pepper and celery salt on chicken liberally. I mean an OBSCENE amount of celery salt. Like 1/4 of one of the containers you buy celery salt in.
  5. Stick the onion up into the cavity. You don’t want it too tight, where air can’t circulate. Cut it up in smaller pieces if you need to.
  6. Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until legs are easily wiggled.

Notes: Cook time for 4 lb chicken is 1 hour. For 5 lb up it to 1 hr 20 minutes.

Recipe Origin:  My mother. I used to think it was the funniest thing she made, and one of the  most delicious.

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